Wright County is named for Silas Wright, a Governor of New York.
Created: January 29, 1841
Hartville 1841 – present
County Courthouse – Hartville
Location: 125 Court Square / Main Street
Built: 1964 – 1965
Architect: Roger Frangkiser of Frangkiser & Hutchens of Kansas City
Contractor: E R Smith of S & S Construction
Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has a projecting north and south wing. The center section is glass panels with metal dividers. The roof line is flat.
Note: The first courthouse was designed by built by John H Hight and built by William C Young in 1849. The building was burned in 1862. The second courthouse was burned and rebuilt after 1863. The third courthouse was constructed by Rader & Huffman in 1898 and demolished in 1964. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $279,950.
N – Laclede County
E – Texas County
S – Douglas County
W – Webster County
Photos taken 2009