Greeley County

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Greeley County is named for Horace Greeley ( 1811-1872 ), the famed founder and editor of the New York Tribune, who advocated support and land grants for farmers and a government financed railroad to the Pacific.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wallace County

E – Witchita County

S – Hamilton County

W – Kiowa County, Colorado and Cheyenne County, Colorado


Created:  March 6, 1873                         Map of Kansas highlighting Greeley County

County Seat:

Tribune  1888 – present


Old County Courthouse – Tribune  


Location:  616 2nd Street / Harper Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  W T Heaps

Contractor:  Allen and Oleson of Ness City and William Ruff of Ness City


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored rough stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Tribune. The south front has a projecting center section with arch and recessed entrance on the first story and rising to a pediment with clock at the roof line. On either side are peaks with fan-light windows. The building has a galvanized iron cornice and cross gable roof. In the interior, the former courtroom is located at the northwest corner of the second story. The building now houses the Greeley County Historical Society.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Greeley County Courthouse


 County Courthouse – Tribune  




Location:  616 2nd Street / Harper Street

Built:  1973 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Kiene & Bradley Partnership of Topeka

Contractor:  Ewing Construction Inc.


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Tribune. There are a few large recessed windows. The main entrance is along the west side. The roof line is flat. In the interior there is an entrance lobby with long corridor extending south. The County District Court courtroom is located at the northwest corner which juts out from the main building. The building houses the County District Court of the 25th Judicial District. On the east side is the old courthouse.


See:  The architect, Kiene & Bradley Architects of Topeka, designed courthouses in Coffey CountyJefferson CountyLogan County, Morris County, Neosho County and Wilson County.


See:  The 25th Judicial District includes Finney CountyHamilton County, Kearney CountyScott County and Wichita County.


History:  The county was created in 1873 and Tribune was selected as the county seat in 1888 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was built in Tribune in 1889 to 1890 at a cost of $20,000. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1973 to 1975.




Old County Courthouse – Tribune






















Former courtroom




County Courthouse – Tribune
















County District Court courtroom
















Photos taken 2007 and 2022