Mitchell County

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Mitchell

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.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Republic County

E – Cloud County and Ottawa County

S – Lincoln County

W – Osborne County

 

Created:  February 26, 1867                  Map of Kansas highlighting Mitchell County

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 and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Beloit. 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

 

History:  The first courthouse was built by T F Mersey of the Beloit Town Company in Beloit in 1871. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1901 to 1902.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Beloit

 

 

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Photos taken 2010