Seward County

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Seward

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.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Haskell County

E – Meade County

S – Beaver County, Oklahoma and Texas County, Oklahoma

W – Stevens County

 

Created:  March 20, 1873                       Map of Kansas highlighting Seward County

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 is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Liberal and  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.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a two story structure designed by J M Smith and built in Liberal in 1893. The courthouse was demolished when the present courthouse was constructed. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1956 to 1957. 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Liberal

 

 

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Photos taken 2007