Trego County is named for Edgar P Trego, who was captain of company H, 8th Kansas infantry, who was killed in action at Chicamauga, Georgia on September 19, 1863.
Created: February 26, 1867
WaKeeney 1879 – present
County Courthouse – WaKeeney
Location: 216 North Main Street / Russell Avenue
Built: 1888 – 1889
Architect: George R Ropes of Topeka
Contractor: George Barrett and George Pinkham
Description: The building faces west and is a two story course stone structure. The west front has a projecting center section with recessed entrance on the first story. Above the entrance is the outline of an eagle on the stone surface. The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1951 and 1952 when original roof and clock tower were removed. The architect was Wilson & Company and the contractor was Val Borden Construction Company of Salina. In 1967 the exterior was sandblasted and sealed. The contractor was Masonary Restoration of Nebraska.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was $26,994.
N – Graham County
E – Ellis County
S – Ness County
W – Gove County
Photos taken 2007