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Clark County

Clark County is named for Charles F Clark, who was the captain of Company F, Sixth Kansas Cavalry and who died At Memphis on December 10, 1864.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ford County

E – Kiowa County and Comanche County

S – Harper County, Oklahoma and Beaver County, Oklahoma

W – Meade County


Created:  February 26, 1867                  Map of Kansas highlighting Clark County

County Seat:

Clark City  1885

Ashland     1885 – present


County Courthouse – Ashland 


Location:  913 South Highland Street / 9th Avenue

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Glen H Thomas and A B Harris of Wichita

Contractor:  D C Bass and Sons of Enid, Oklahoma


Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Ashland. The east front has a projecting stone faced center section with glass entrance. The windows run in a series of three windows. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the County District Court courtroom is located on the west side of the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 16th Judicial District. 


See:  The 16th Judicial District includes Comanche County, Ford CountyGray County, Kiowa County and  Meade County.


History:  The county was created in 1867 and Clark City was selected as the county seat in 1885 when the county was organized. In the same year, the county seat was moved to Ashland where the county used rented premises. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by W R Parsons & Son and constructed by J M Anderson 1n 1888 at a cost of $30,000. The building was remodeled in 1932. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1950 to 1951.



County Courthouse – Ashland
















County District Court courtroom













Scketch 1888 County Courthouse



Photos taken 2010 and 2022