Kearny County is named for General Phillip Kearny ( 1815-1862 ), a career soldier who served in the Mexican War and who was killed at the Battle of Chantilly on September 1, 1862.
Created: March 20 1873
Lakin 1888 – present
County Courthouse – Lakin
Location: 304 North Main Street / Washington Avenue
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Overend & Boucher of Wichita
Contractor: A W Soderberg Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has vertical pilasters diving the windows. The main entrance is located in the center of the first story and is trimmed with stone. There is one story wing on the south side and another one story wing on the north side which contains the Public Library.
N – Wichita County
E – Finney County
S – Grant County
W – Hamilton County
Photos taken 2007