Woods County is named for Sam Wood, who was a populist from the State of Kansas.
Created: November 6, 1893
Cloud Chief 1893 – 1899
Alva 1899 – present
County Courthouse – Alva
Location: 407 Government Street / Flynn Street
Built: 1954 – 1956
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 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.
Photos taken 2010