Prowers County

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Prowers County is named for John W Prowers, who was a pioneer in the lower Arkansas River valley.


Created:  April 11, 1889

County Seat:

Lamar  1889 – present


County Courthouse – Lamar


Location:  301 South Main Street / East Oak Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Robert K Fuller of Denver

Contractor:  A E Danielson & Sons of Denver


Description: The building faces west and is a three story gray Indiana limestone and granite structure. The west front has a framed entrance in the center of the first story. Vertical dividers separate the vertical windows. The wide cornice follows the flat roof line.


Note:  The entry interior features friezes depicting the registered cattle brands in Prowers County at the time of the building’s construction.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Bulger & Rapp and constructed in 1890.



N – Kiowa County

E – Hamilton County, Kansas and Stanton County, Kansas

S – Baca County

W – Bent County





Photos taken 2006