Seward County

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Seward County is named for William H Seward ( 1801-1872 ), senator from New York and leader of the anti-slavery wing of the Whig Party, and who served as Secretary of State arranging the purchase of Alaska.


Created:  March 20, 1873

County Seat:

Liberal  1886 – present


County Courthouse – Liberal  


Location:  415 North Washington Avenue / East 5th Street

Built:  1956 – 1957

Style:  Modern

Architect:  W I Fisher and Company

Contractor:  Irvinbilt Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building has an extended roof over the edge of the existing building. On the west front is a large wall with pond. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by J M Smith and constructed in 1893. The building was demolished.



N – Haskell County

E – Meade County

S – Beaver County, Oklahoma and Texas County, Oklahoma

W – Stevens County











Photos taken 2007