Kearny County

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Kearny

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.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wichita County

E – Finney County

S – Grant County

W – Hamilton County

 

Created:  March 20 1873                        Map of Kansas highlighting Kearny County

County Seat:

Lakin  1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lakin  

 

Location:  304 North Main Street / Washington Avenue

Built:  1939

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lakin. 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.

 

See:  The architect, Overend & Boucher of Wichita, designed courthouses in Hamilton County and Washington County.

 

See:  The other courthouses in Kansas which were constructed with federal government funding under WPA and PWA are located in Ellis County and Jewell County.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1885. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1939.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Lakin

 

 

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Photos taken 2007