Marshall County is named for Frank J Marshall, who was a member of the first territorial legislature and who operated a ferry on the Big Blue River at Oregon Trail crossing.
Created: August 25, 1855
Marysville 1855 – present
Old County Courthouse – Marysville
Location: 1209 Broadway Street / South 13th Street
Built: 1891 – 1892
Architect: H C Koch and Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contractor: Groves & Hackett of St. Joseph, Missouri
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red brick faced and red colored sandstone structure. On the first store at the central north entrance are polished red colored granite columns. Above the entrance rises an eight sided tower with round north side and topped by a steep roof. The corners of the building have peaked parapets and on the sides are third story parapets with rounded windows. The base is white colored native stone. The roof is hipped. During construction, William Daugherty of Marysville was the superintendent. I B Davis did the excavation work during April of 1891. The building now houses a museum.
Note: The courthouse constructed in 1873, was destroyed by fire on December 30, 1890. On June 3, 1891, the contract was awarded for $43,028.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Marshall County Courthouse
County Courthouse – Marysville
Location: 1201 Broadway Street / South 12th Street
Built: 1978 – 1979
Architect: Wilbur F Kruse
Contractor: McBride Dehmer Construction of Witchita
Description: The building faces north and is a one story buff brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on the west side of the old courthouse. The entrance is along the north end of the east side. A wide green header runs at the flat roof line. The windows are divided by vertical brick sections.
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Photos taken 2009 and 2010