Osage County

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Osage County is named for the Osage River which is named after the French corruption of the name of the Native American tribe “Washazhe”.


Created:  February 11, 1859

County Seat:

Lyndon  1859 – present


County Courthouse – Lyndon 


Location:  717 Topeka Street / West 8th Street

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison

Contractor:  Montgomery S Green of Manhattan


Description: The building faces west and is a three story buff brick, limestone and reinforced concrete structure. The west front has limestone facing on the first story with an arch at the central entrance. Four large columns rise from the second story to a wide header at the top of the third story. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line.


Note: The architect, William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison, designed courthouses in Baton County, Brown County, Kiowa County, Pawnee CountyReno County, Wallace County and Witchita County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Osage County Courthouse



N – Shawnee County

E – Douglas County and Franklin County 

S – Coffey County

W – Lyon County and Wabaunsee County




















Photos taken 2009