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Saline County

Saline County is named for the Saline River which is named for the salt in the water.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ottawa County

E – Dickinson County

S – McPherson County

W – Ellsworth County and Lincoln County

 

Created:  February 15, 1859                  Map of Kansas highlighting Saline County

County Seat:

Salina  1860 – present

 

County Courthouse – Salina 

 

Location:  300 West Ash Street / North 9th Street

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Shaver and Company of Salina and Wilson & Company of Salina

Contractor:  Johnson Builders Inc. of Salina

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Salina. Along the south front are three sections with a wide recessed dividers between the sections. The first story is recessed with dark glass walls. The second story has long vertical windows. A wide band runs along the flat roof line. The building descends down a slope on the north side. In the interior, there are five County District Court courtrooms on the third story.  And one courtroom on the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 28th Judicial District. The building is named as the City-County Building. 

 

Old County Courthouse – Salina 

 

 

Location:  245 North 9th Street / Park Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Wilmarth and Zerbe

Contractor:  J B Betts and J O Hartley

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Salina to the northwest of the courthouse. The east front has a high portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building servers as a seniors’ residence.

 

See:  The 28th Judicial District includes Ottawa County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1859 and Salina was selected as the county seat in 1860. The county used rented premises. The first courthouse was built in Salina in 1870 to 1871. An addition was added in 1883. The second courthouse was constructed in 1910 to 1911 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1968 to 1969.

 

 

County Courthouse – Salina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trifinity Sculpture

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Salina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Hall – Salina

Photos taken 2010 and 2022