Pottawatomie County

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Pottawatomie

Pottawatomie County is named for the Pottawatomie Native American tribe.

 

Created:  February 23, 1857

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 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).

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marshall County and Nemaha County

E – Jackson County and Shawnee County 

S – Wabaunsee County and Riley County

W – Riley County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010