Norton County

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Norton

Norton County is named for Orloff Norton, who was captain of Company L, fifteenth Kansas cavalry, killed at Cane Hill, Arkansas on October 29, 1865.

 

Created:  March 20, 1873

County Seat:

Norton 1882 – present

 

County Courthouse – Norton

 

Location:  101 South Kansas Avenue / East Main Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Cuthbert & Suehrk of Topeka

Contractor:  Gurtler & Company of Topeka

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story brown colored brick and stone structure. Along the south front are four large columns rising from the second to third story. The entrance has three stone framed doors. The first story has a white stone base.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Kuhn & Waller and constructed in 1888. The building was destroyed by fire in 1926.

 

See:  The architect, Cuthbert & Suehrk of Topeka, designed courthouses in Bourbon County and Montgomery County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Furnas County, Nebraska

E – Phillips County

S – Graham County and Sheridan County

W – Decatur County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2010