Sherman County

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Sherman County is named for General William Tecumseh Sherman ( 1820 – 1891 ), who was a general during the Civil War and who served as general commander of the U.S. Army after 1869.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cheyenne County

E – Thomas County

S – Logan County and Wallace County

W – Yuma County, Colorado and  Kit Carson County, Colorado

 

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

County Seat:

Goodland  1886 – present

 

County Courthouse – Goodland 

 

Location:  813 Broadway / East 8th Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Routledge & Hertz

Contractor:  Blaser & Vollmer

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick, limestone  and concrete structure. The building was located on landscaped grounds in the center of Goodland. The west front has three stone arches at the entrance with recessed doorways and a balustrade above. Vertical pilasters divide the windows with a decorated header across the top of the third story windows. On the third story are three vertical windows. Stone towers are at each corner. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court of the 15th Judicial District. 

 

Note:  The architect,  Routledge & Hertz, designed courthouses in Comanche County, Edwards County, Finney County, Gray County and Hodgeman County.

 

See:  The 15th Judicial District includes Cheyenne CountyLogan CountyRawlins CountySheridan CountyThomas County and Wallace County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1873 and Goodland was selected as the county seat in 1886. The first courthouse was built in 1888 in Goodland.  The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1931 to 1932.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Goodland

 

 

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Photos taken 2007