Pottawatomie County

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Pottawatomie

Pottawatomie County is named for the Pottawatomie Native American tribe.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marshall County and Nemaha County

E – Jackson County and Shawnee County 

S – Wabaunsee County and Riley County

W – Riley County

 

Created:  February 23, 1857                  Map of Kansas highlighting Pottawatomie County

County Seat:

St. George        1857 – 1861

Louisville           1861 – 1882

Westmoreland  1882 – present

 

County Courthouse – Westmoreland

 

Location:  106 Main Street / North 2nd Street

Built:  1884

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Hulse and Moses

Contractor:  Hulse and Moses

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Westmoreland. The center section extends south with an arched entrance and recessed door. The windows are arched. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  The courthouse is the second oldest courthouse in Kansas after the courthouse in Chase County (1873). The third oldest courthouse is located in Gove County (1885) and the fourth oldest courthouse is located in Linn County (1886).

 

County Justice Center – Westmoreland

 

Location:  106 Main Street / North 2nd Street

Built:  2011 – 2013

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Treanor Architects

Contractor:  KBS Contractors Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and a two story buff colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Westmoreland on the north side of the courthouse. 

 

History:  In 1861, a two story frame courthouse was erected in Louisville. The county seat was moved to Westmoreland in 1882, and the Town Company of Westmoreland erected a two story frame courthouse. In 1884 the third and present courthouse was constructed. The Justice Center was constructed in 2011 to 2013.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Westmoreland

 

 

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Photos taken 2010