Saline County

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Saline County is named for the Saline River which is named for the salt in the water.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ottawa County

E – Dickinson County

S – McPherson County

W – Ellsworth County and Lincoln County


Created:  February 15, 1860                  Map of Kansas highlighting Saline County

County Seat:

Salina  1867 – present


County Courthouse – Salina 


Location:  300 West Ash Street / North 9th Street

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Shaver and Company of Salina and Wilson & Company of Salina

Contractor:  Johnson Builders Inc. of Salina


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Salina. Along the south front are three sections with a wide recessed dividers between the sections. The first story is recessed with dark glass walls. The second story has long vertical windows. A wide band runs along the flat roof line. The building descends down a slope on the north side.


Old County Courthouse – Salina 




Location:  245 North 9th Street / Elm Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Wilmarth and Zerbe

Contractor:  J B Betts and J O Hartley


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Salina to the northwest of the courthouse. The east front has a high portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building servers as a seniors’ residence.


History:  The first courthouse was built in Salina in 1870 to 1871. An addition was added in 1883. The second courthouse was constructed in 19010 to 1911 and is still standing. The third and present courtyhouse was constructed in 1968 to 1969.




County Courthouse – Salina






















Old County Courthouse – Salina
















Photos taken 2010