Woods County

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Woods

Woods County is named for Sam Wood, who was a populist from the State of Kansas.

 

Created:  November 6, 1893

County Seat:

Cloud Chief  1893 – 1899

Alva              1899 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alva

 

Location:  407 Government Street / Flynn Street

Built:  1954 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joe M Mason and Edger B Wilson

Contractor:  Charles T Hughes Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete  structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west wing is buff colored brick and the north-south east wing is stone. The entrance is a glass section where the wings join. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by H H Neuddart and constructed by Woods County Building and Investment Company in 1904. The building was demolished and replaced by the present courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Comanche County, Kansas and Barber County, Kansas

E – Alfalfa County and Major County

S – Major County and Woodward County

W – Woodward County and Harper County 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1904 Courthouse

Photos taken 2010