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Greenwood County

 

Greenwood County is named for Alfred B Greenwood, who was a United States congressman from Arkansas and a commissioner of Indian Affairs.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Chase County and Lyon County

E – Coffey CountyWoodson County and Wilson County

S – Elk County

W – Butler County and Chase County

 

Created:  August 25, 1855                     Map of Kansas highlighting Greenwood County

County Seat:

Eureka  1866 – present

 

County Courthouse – Eureka 

 

Location:  311 Main Street / West 4th Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Williamson-Loebsack & Associates of Topeka

Contractor:  Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Eureka. The building is a “T” shape with south, west and north wings. The second story overhangs the first story and is supported by concrete pillars. On the east front is a projecting one story entrance section. The windows on the second story are vertical with brown colored panels along the bottom. There are no windows on the first story except along the west section of the building. In the interior, the County District Court courtroom is located on the east side of the west wing on the second story. The small courtroom is located on the west side of the south wing. The building houses the County District Court of the 13th Judicial District. 

 

See:  The architect, Williamson-Loebsack & Associates of Topeka, designed courthouses in Cloud County, Ottawa County and Sumner County.

 

See:  The 13th Judicial District includes Butler County and Elk County

 

History:  The county was created on 1855 and Eureka was selected as the county seat in 1866 after the county was organized in 1862. The counmty used rented premises. The first courthouse was a two story structure designed by John G Haskell and constructed by John Hammond in 1871 to 1873. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1955 to 1956.

 

  

County Courthouse – Eureka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court small courtroom

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010 and 2023