Kearny County

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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

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 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.



N – Wichita County

E – Finney County

S – Grant County

W – Hamilton County











Photos taken 2007