Wilson County

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Wilson County is named for Hiero T Wilson, who was a settler, postmaster and prominent citizen of Fort Scott.

 

Created:  August 25, 1855

County Seat:

Fredonia  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fredonia 

 

Location:  615 Madison Street / North 6th Street

Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Kene & Bradley Architects of Topeka

Contractor:  Freeto Construction Company Inc. of Pittsburg

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story brick, glass and concrete structure. The south front has an overhanging second story of yellow colored concrete. The first story is faced with reddish flagstone and has horizontal windows. The main entrance is on the east side with glass panels rising to the roof line. There is an entrance at the west side with colored panels above.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by  William R Parson and constructed by Gauth & Sedley in 1855. The building was demolished when the present courthouse was constructed. The Memorial Clock Tower houses the old courthouse clock.

 

See:  The architect, Kiene & Bradley Architects of Topeka, designed courthouses in Coffey County, Greeley County, Jefferson CountyLogan County, Morris County and Neosho County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Woodson County

E – Neosho County

S – Montgomery County

W – Elk County and Greenwood County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009