Phillips County

US States / H-L / Kansas / Phillips County

Phillips County is named for William Phillips, who was a free-state martyr, murdered September 1, 1856, in Leavenworth.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Harlan County, Nebraska and Furnas County, Nebraska

E – Smith County

S – Rooks County and Graham County

W – Norton County


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

County Seat:

Phillipsburg  1872 – present


County Courthouse – Phillipsburg  


Location:  301 State Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  R A Curtis ( Curtis Engineering Company )

Contractor:  Cuthbert & Sons


Description: The building faces west and is a three story white colored stone  and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Phillipsburg. On each of the four sides of the building are two large columns rising from the second to third story with a clock above. The main entrance is on the west side. The roof line is flat.


See:  The contractor, Cuthbert & Sons, constructed courthouses in Jackson County, Ness County, Rice County and Rooks County.


History:  The first courthouse was a two story structure built in 1881. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1912 to 1913.




County Courthouse – Phillipsburg













Photos taken 2007 and 2010