Osage County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cowley County, Kansas and  Chautauqua County, Kansas

E – Washington County and Tulsa County

S – Tulsa County and  Pawnee County

W – Noble County and Kay County

 

Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Osage County

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 courthouse is on top of a very steep hill 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 building is constructed with reinforced concrete faced with tooled limestone on the first story, and brick and clay tile above. 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. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the west side of the third story. The building houses the County District Court of the 10th Judicial District. To the north are the County Treasurer’s Office, Old County Sheriff’s Residence and Old County Jail.

 

SeeThe atchitect, C E Hair also designed courthouses in Choctaw CountyJackson County and Okmulgee County.

 

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

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Osage County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1907 and Pawhuska was selected as the county seat. The county rented premises until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1912 to 1913.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Pawhuska

 

 

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County Treasurer’s Office – Pawhuska

 

 

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Old County Jail – Pawhuska

 

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Old County Sheriff’s Residence – Pawhuska

Photos taken 2010