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.


Created:  March 6, 1873

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 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. The building now houses the Greeley County Historical Society.


 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. There are a few large windows. The main entrance is along the west side. The roof line is flat. 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.



N – Wallace County

E – Witchita County

S – Hamilton County

W – Kiowa County, Colorado and Cheyenne County, Colorado














Photos taken 2007