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Scott County

Scott County is named for Winfield Scott, who was a general in the United States Army and a candidate for President in 1852.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Logan County and Gove County

E – Lane County

S – Finney County

W – Wichita County


Created:  March 26, 1873                       Map of Kansas highlighting Scott County

County Seat:

Scott City  1886 – present


County Courthouse – Scott City  


Location:  303 Court Street / West 4th Street

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Mann & Company of Hutchinson

Contractor:  Henderson & Riggs


Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Scott City. The building has a raised basement and has four large columns on the east side which support a large stone portico above the entrance. Above the portico is a stone crest. The third story windows are square and small with cornice below. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the corridors run north-south. The large County District Court courtroom has a high ceiling and is located on the west side of the third story. The building houses the County District Court of the 25th Judicial District. The building was renovated in 2002. The architect was Architecture Plus of Garden City and the contractor was D&D Builders of Garden City. On the north side is a one story annex.


See:  The architect,  Mann & Company of Hutchinson, designed courthouses in Ellis County, Ellsworth County, Graham County, Lane County, Pratt County, Republic CountyStafford County and Stevens County.


See:  The 25th Judicial District includes Finney CountyGreeley CountyHamilton County, Kearney County and Wichita County.


History:  The county was created in 1873 and Scott City was selected as the county seat in 1886 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was thw Women’s Christian Temperance Union Building on Main Street. The second courthouse was a two story wood frame structure built in 1887. The tthird and present courthouse was constructed in 1924 to 1925.



County Courthouse – Scott City















Commissioner’s Meeting Room







County District Court courtroom









Jury Room









Photos taken 2007 ans 2022