Cherokee County Courthouse ~ Columbus, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 10.256 W 094° 50.590
15S E 336362 N 4115425
To enter the front you must step around an very nice fountain.
Waymark Code: WMA7WB
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 5

In front of the courthouse, enclosed in a 40-foot tower, is a 1919 Seth Thomas clock, the only such clock to be in working order.

Cherokee County is located in the southern-most corner of southeast Kansas and borders the Missouri state line to the east and the Oklahoma state line to the south. It is approximately 587 square miles with the estimated 2000 population at 22,552. The county seat is located in Columbus, Kansas.

All record search requests must be in writing. Copies of documents are 25 cents per page. Hourly search fee is $12.00. We have a public access computer with cases beginning in 1990.

Organized in 1866. County seat Columbus. First named McGee in 1855, for E. McGee of Missouri, who was a member of the Territorial Legislature. In 1866 the name Cherokee was adopted, from the fact that a large portion of the "Cherokee neutral lands," reservation of that tribe of Indians, was included in the geographical area of the county.

Year Built: 1955

Current Use of Building: County Court House

Level of Courts: County

Architect: Glover & Newcomb

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1955 to present

Physical Address:
Cherokee County District Court
Cherokee County Court House
110 West Maple Street
P.O. Box 189
Columbus, Kansas 66725
Telephone: (620) 429-3880
Fax: (620) 429-1130

8:00 4:00 P.M.

Related Website: [Web Link]

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