Lane County

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Lane County is named for James Henry Lane ( 1814-1866 ), a leader of the Free State forces in territorial Kansas and one of the first United States senators from Kansas.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Gove County 

E – Ness County

S – Finney County

W – Scott County


Created:  March 20, 1873                       Map of Kansas highlighting Lane County

County Seat:

Dighton  1886 – present


County Courthouse – Dighton  


Location:  144 South Lane Street / Pearl Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Mann & Company of Hutchinson

Contractor:  H W Underhill


Description: The building faces west and is a four story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Dighton. The building building has projecting wings on the southwest and northwest. The main entrances on the west side is framed to the roof line in white colored stone and has three long windows above the entrance. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the east side of the third story. The building houses the County District Court of the 24th Judicial District. 


See:  The architect,  Mann & Company of Hutchinson, designed courthouses in Ellis County, Ellsworth County, Graham County, Pratt CountyRepublic County, Scott County, Stafford County and Stevens County.


See:  The 24th Judicial District includes Edwards County, Hodgeman CountyNess County, Pawnee County and Rush County.


History:  The county was created in 1873 and Dighton was selected as the county seat in 1886 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was erected in 1886. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1930 to 1931.




County Courthouse – Dighton










Photos taken 2007