Pawnee County

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Pawnee

Pawnee County is named for the Pawnee Native American tribe who resided in the region.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Rush County and Barton County

E – Barton County and Stafford County

S – Edwards County

W – Hodgeman County and Ness County

 

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

County Seat:

Larned  1872 – present

 

County Courthouse – Larned 

 

Location:  715 Broadway Street / West 7th Street

Built:  1917 – 1919

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison

Contractor:  William Foley

 

Description: The building faces east and is is a four story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Larned. The building has a high central portico supported by four high columns with pediment at the roof line of the third story. The fourth story is recessed. The foundation is white colored stone. The roof line is flat.

 

Note: The architect, William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison, designed courthouses in Barton County, Brown County, Kiowa County, Osage CountyReno County, Wallace County and Wichita County.

 

Note:  The same architect and contractor constructed courthouses in Wallace County and Wichita County.

 

History: The first courthouse was a two story structure erected in Larned in 1884. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1918 to 1919.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Larned

 

 

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Commission Minutes 1918

Photos taken 2006 and 2010