Jefferson County

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Jefferson

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Created:  January 26, 1856

County Seat:

Fairbury  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Fairbury  

 

Location:  411 4th Street / D Street

Built:  1891 – 1892

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  J C Holland

Contractor:  R K Allen & Son

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on the spacious landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square. The center section on the south side, projects slightly and has an arched entrance on the first story and rises to a parapet with the Statue of Justice above. The building has a square stone tower with steep roof on each corner. In the center of the roof is a high square clock tower with yellow colored dome.

 

See:  The architect, J C Holland and Company of Topeka, designed courthouses in Kansas in Clay CountyGeary County and Mitchell County. Holland and Son designed courthouses in Ness County and Rice County. With Frank C Squires, he designed courthouses in Riley County and Thomas County. With Charles W Squires, he designed the courthouses in Marion County and Osborne County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Jefferson County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saline County

E – Gage County

S – Washington County, Kansas

W – Thayer County

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016