Pawnee County

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Pawnee County is named for the Pawnee Native American tribe who resided in the region.


Created:  March 6, 1855

County Seat:

Pawnee City  1855 – present


County Courthouse – Pawnee City  


Location:  625 6th Street / Sherman Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William F Gernandt of Omaha

Contractor:  J H Wagenknecht of Wathena, Kansas


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building has a large portico on the north side with four large stone columns rising from the second story to the third story. Three square openings are on the first story. Stairs rise on the east and west to the main second story entrance.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by Curtix & Peavy in 1868. An addition was constructed in 1878. The building was demolished.


See:  The architect, William F Gernandt of Omaha, designed courthouses in Clay County, Dawson County, Merrick County, Phelps CountyPolk County, Richardson County, Sarpy CountyValley County and Webster County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Pawnee County Courthouse



N – Johnson County and Nemaha County

E – Richardson County

S – Nemaha County, Kansas and Marshall County, Kansas

W – Gage County




















Photos taken 2008