Wallace County

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Wallace County is named for General William H L Wallace, Commander of the second division at the Battle of Shiloh where he died on April 10, 1863.


Created:  March 11, 1868

County Seat:

Sharon Springs  1888 – present


County Courthouse – Sharon Springs 


Location:  313 Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison

Contractor:  William Foley


Description: The building faces east and is a two story sand colored brick structure. The east front has two large columns supporting a portico at the top of the second story. On the east side are large steps ascending to the entrance. There are two large columns at the south entrance. The roof is hipped.


Note:  This courthouse is simplier to the courthouse in Wichita County as the architect and contractor were the same for both courthouses. Also, the courthouse in Pawnee County was designed and constructed by them.


Note: The architect, William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison, designed courthouses in Barton County, Brown County, Kiowa County, Osage County, Pawnee County, Reno County and Wichita County.



N – Sherman County

E – Logan County

S – Wichita County and Greeley County

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








Photos taken 2007