Harlan County is named for James Harlan, who was secretary of the interior or for the nephew of Senator James Harlan, which nephew was a revenue collector and lived near Republic City.
Created: June 3, 1871
Alma 1871 – present
County Courthouse – Alma
Location: 706 West 2nd Street / John Avenue
Built: 1963 – 1964
Architect: George E Clatton and Associates
Contractor: Chris Lien Company
Description: The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The windows are vertical and framed in white color. The south entrance is recessed with glass doors. The building has a flagstone faced base. The roof line is flat.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed in 1888 and remodeled in 1922. The building was demolished when the present courthouse was constructed.
N – Phelps County
E – Franklin County
S – Phillips County, Kansas
W – Furnas County
Photos taken 2010