Sumner County is named for Charles Sumner, who was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and an opponent of slavery.
Created: February 26, 1867
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.
N – Sedgwick County
E – Cowley County
Photos taken 2009