Harvey County

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Harvey County is named for James M Harvey, who was a Governor of the State of Kansas and a United States Senator.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – McPherson County and Marion County

E – Marion County and Butler County

S – Sedgwick County

W – Reno County

 

Created:  March 7, 1872                         Map of Kansas highlighting Harvey County

County Seat:

Newton  1872 – present

 

County Courthouse – Newton  

 

Location:  800 North Main Street / East 8th Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Miller Hiett Dronberger & Arbuckle of Hutchinson

Contractor:  Law- Pollitt Construction Company, Inc. of Wichita

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Newton. The west front has vertical concrete dividers with red brick on the south two sections and glass on the north three sections. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court of the 9th Judicial District. 

 

See:  The 9th Judicial District includes McPherson County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1872 and Newton was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse in 1872 was the Johnson Building at Main Street and Broadway. The second courthouse in 1873 was the First National Bank constructed by B C Arnold at 526 North Main Street. The third courthouse in 1875 was the Hemill Building at 513 North Main Street. The fourth courthouse was the Masonic Building in 1880 at 700 North Main Street. The fifth courthouse in 1888 was the Bretch Building designed by William L Ross. The sixth courthouse was the Masonic Building in 1886. The seventh courthouse was designed by Holland & Squires and constructed by Crosby & Son in 1906. The eight and present courthouse was constructed in 1965 to 1966.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Newton

 

 

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Picture 1906 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2010