Pawnee County

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


Created:  February 26, 1867

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 and 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.


Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1884.



N – Rush County and Barton County

E – Barton County and Stafford County

S – Edwards County

W – Hodgeman County and Ness County





County Courthouse






















Photos taken 2006 and 2010