Nowata County

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Nowata

Nowata County is named for Nowata, which is the county seat and is a Delaware Native American word meaning “welcome” or a sign posted that there was no water at a local spring.

 

Created:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Nowata  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Nowata 

 

Location:  229 North Maple Street / East Delaware Avenue

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Late 19th Century and 20th Century Revival

Architect:  J W Roberts

Contractor:  C C Cleeper Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone  structure. The east front has a portico with two columns rising to the top of the second story with a balcony on the second story and a small pediment above. There is a small cupola on the center of the roof. The base of the building is course stone. There is a red colored tile hipped roof.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $65,000. The only other courthouse with a red colored tile roof is in Grant County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Nowata County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County, Kansas and Labette County, Kansas

E – Craig County

S – Rogers County

W – Washington County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010