Graham County

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Graham County is named for Captain John L Graham, of the eight regiment, Kansas infantry, who was killed at Chickamauga, Tennessee, September 19, 1863.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Norton County

E – Rooks County

S – Trego County

W – Sheridan County


Created:  February 26, 1867                  Map of Kansas highlighting Graham County

County Seat:

Millbrook  1880 – 1887

Hill City    1887 – present


County Courthouse – Hill City  


Location:  410 North Pomeroy Street / East McFarland Street

Built:  1957 – 1958

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Mann and Company of Hutchinson

Contractor:  Mann and Company of Hutchinson


Description: The building faces south and is a one story structure with glass and concrete construction. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Hill City. The main entrance is on the south side with a glass entrance hall. The east front extends south from the main building. The roof of the center section is higher than the rest of the building. The roof line is flat. In the interior is a large glass lobby at the entrance. The County District Court courtroom is located at the northwest corner of the building. The building houses the County District Court of the 23rd Judicial District. 


Note:  The courthouse was constructed around the old courthouse which was then demolished leaving a parking area on the north and east sides of the present courthouse.


See:  The architect,  Mann & Company of Hutchinson, designed courthouses in Ellis County, Ellsworth CountyLane County, Pratt County, Republic County, Scott County, Stafford County and Stevens County.


See:  The 17th Judicial District includes Decatur CountyNorton CountyOsborne County, Phillips County and Smith County.


History:  The county was created in 1867 and Millbrook was selected as the county seat in 1880 when the county was organized. The county used rented premises. Millbrook was destroyed by a tornado on August 4, 1887 and the county seat was moved to Hill City. The first courthouse was a two story structure constructed by James P Pomeroy and W R Hill in Hill City in 1888. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1957 to 1958.




County Courthouse – Hill City



















County District Court courtroom













Photos taken 2007 and 2022