Sumner County

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Sumner County is named for Charles Sumner, who was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and an opponent of slavery.


Created:  February 26, 1867

County Seat:

Wellington  1867 – present


County Courthouse – Wellington 


Location:  50 North Washington Street / East 11th Street

Built:  1951 – 1952

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Thomas W Williamson & Victor H Loebsack & Associates

Contractor:  Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray limestone, glass and concrete structure. The west front has a high center section which extends from the main building and has a rectangular center arch with the entrance on the first story. The north and south wings are lower. There are yellow colored vertical panels between the windows. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Smith & White and constructed in 1884. The building was demolished.


See:  The architect, Williamson-Loebsack & Associates ( Thomas W Williamson & Victor H Loebsack & Associates ) of Topeka, designed courthouses in Cloud CountyGreenwood County and Ottawa County.



N – Sedgwick County

E – Cowley County

S – Kay County, Oklahoma and Grant County, Oklahoma

W – Harper County and Kingman County

















Photos taken 2009