Stafford County

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Stafford County is named for Lewis Stafford, who was a Captain in the First Kansas Infantry and who was killed at Young’s Point, Louisiana on July 31, 1863.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Barton County

E – Rice County and Reno County

S – Pratt County

W – Edwards County and Pawnee County


Created:  February 26, 1867                  Map of Kansas highlighting Stafford County

County Seat:

Saint John  1867 – present


County Courthouse – Saint John  


Location:  209 North Broadway Street / East 3rd Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  A R Mann & Company of Hutchinson

Contractor:  W G Colglazsier, C A Jordan, R H Benford, E S Nightwine and J H Tudor


Description: The building faces northwest and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the cennter of the city. The front section has three rectangular sections with the doorway in the center section. The top header has three small windows. Wings extend to the east and the south. The roof line is flat. The building was constructed as a Works Project Administration project. On the east side is the one story Courthouse Annex.


See:  The architect,  Mann & Company of Hutchinson, designed courthouses in Ellis County, Ellsworth County, Graham County, Lane County, Pratt County, Republic County, Scott County and Stevens County.


History:  The county was organized in 1869 and the first courthouse was erected in 1880 in Saint John. The second courthouse was a two story structure built in 1886 to 1887. On December 16, 1927, W G Colglazier, C A Jordan, R H Benford, E S Nightwine and J H Tudor signed a contract to demolish the old courthouse, temporarily house the county offices in the Delker Building and construct the third and present courthouse.




County Courthouse – Saint John




























Commissioner Minutes 1927







Courthouse Annex – Saint John




Photos taken 2010 and 2016