Mitchell County

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Mitchell County is named for William D Mitch, who was a Captain of the Second Kentucky Cavalry and who was kiilled March 10, 1865 at Monroe’s Cross Road in North Carolina.


Created:  February 26, 1867   

County Seat:

Beloit  1867 – present


County Courthouse – Beloit 


Location:  111 South Hersey Avenue / East Main Street

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  J C Holland and Company of Topeka

Contractor:  Cuthbert & Sargent of Topeka


Description: The building faces west and is a two story dark yellow colored post rock structure. The building is trimmed with Warrensburg limestone and rests on a Cottonwood Falls limestone foundation. The west front has an arched portico on the first story. Behind the portico rises a high square stone tower with clock and steep roof. On the north and south sides there are projecting sections which rise to peaked dormers at the roof line. During construction, A B Brookfield was the superintendent.


Note:  The courthouse is patterned after the courthouse in Geary County. The successful construction bid was $33,840 and the plumbing and heating was awarded to Western Plumbing Company of St. Joseph, Missouri. A M Neuman of Beloit was awarded the interior painting contract and M S Tidrick of Beloit was awarded the contract for plastering.


See:  The architect, J C Holland and Company of Topeka, designed courthouses in Clay County and Geary County; and in Nebraska in Jefferson County. Holland and Son designed courthouses in Ness County and Rice County. With Frank C Squires, he designed courthouses in Riley County and Thomas County. With Charles W Squires, he designed the courthouses in Marion County and Osborne County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Mitchell County Courthouse



N – Republic County

E – Cloud County and Ottawa County

S – Lincoln County

W – Osborne County

















Photos taken 2010