Osage County

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Osage County is named for the Osage Native American Reserve where Osage Native Americans resided.


Created:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Pawhuska  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Pawhuska 


Location:  600 Grandview Avenue / Palmer Avenue

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  C E Hair & Company

Contractor:  Donathan & Moore


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is on top of a very steep hill in the center of Pawhuska and the front entrance is approached by a long flight of concrete stairs Post lamps line the white-painted concrete bannister on either side of the staircase. The imposing front entranceway consists of a pedimented portico supported by two pairs of fluted, Corinthian columns. The pediment has modillions and an unadorned architrave. A single, fluted Corinthian pilaster is on either side of the doorway. A double, metal-framed glass door has replaced the originals. A large, paired window with side-lights and top light of leaded glass is located above the front door. The structure has an attic story above a metal frieze and projecting metal cornice. The roof line is flat.  The building was renovated in 2010. The architect was BKL Incorporated of Tulsa and the contractor was Builder’s Unlimited, Inc. of Tulsa. On the side side of the building is the old buff colored stone Sheriff Residence which is now the Pawnee Tribal Building .


See:  The contractor, Donathan & Moore, constructed courthouses in Choctaw County and Washita County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Osage County Courthouse



N – Cowley County, Kansas  Chautauqua County, Kansas

E – Washington County and Tulsa County

S – Tulsa County and  Pawnee County

W – Noble County and Kay County





County Courthouse – Pawhuska






















County Sheriff Residence – Pawhuska






Photos taken 2010