Kit Carson County

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Kit Carson

Kit Carson County is named for Christopher Houston ( Kit ) Carson, who was a famous frontier scout and soldier.


Created:  April 11, 1889

County Seat:

Burlington  1889 – present


County Courthouse – Burlington


Location:  251 16th Street / Donelan Avenue

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Henry Wasson and others

Contractor:  Henry Wasson and others


Description: The building faces east and is a two story white colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has a high glass entrance on the south side of the east front. The north section is recessed and has vertical divisions with windows between. The building is surrounded by landscaped grounds. From 1949 to 1950, the building was completely remodeled. The architect was Charles H Kellogg of Denver and the contractor was William W McKinley of Burlington.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1890 and burned in 1907.



N – Washington County and Yuma County

E – Sherman County, Kansas and Wallace County, Kansas

S – Cheyenne County

W – Lincoln County


























Photos taken 2006 and 2011