Kit Carson County is named for Christopher Houston ( Kit ) Carson, who was a famous frontier scout and soldier.
Created: April 11, 1889
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 stone structure. 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.
S – Cheyenne County
W – Lincoln County
Photos taken 2006 and 2011