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
Liberal 1886 – present
County Courthouse – Liberal
Location: 415 North Washington Avenue / East 5th Street
Built: 1956 – 1957
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
W – Stevens County
Photos taken 2007