Rawlins County is named for John A Rawlins ( 1831-1869 ), who was General Ulysses S Grant’s chief of staff during the Civil War.
Created: March 20, 1873
Atwood 1881 – present
County Courthouse – Atwood
Location: 607 Main Street / North 6th Street
Built: 1906 – 1907
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: Eisenfraut-Colby-Pottinger Company
Contractor: Winters & Short
Description: The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has a central square red colored brick tower rising above the south entrance. The south front has steps up to a stone trimmed entrance. There is stone trim at the building corners and at the base.
Note: The first courthouse was a tw0 story structure built in 1881.
E – Decatur County
S – Thomas County
W – Cheyenne County
Photos taken 2007