Chase County Courthouse (Kansas)

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Chase County Courthouse
Chase County Couthouse Kansas 9-4-2009.JPG
Chase County Courthouse (Kansas) is located in Kansas
Chase County Courthouse (Kansas)
Chase County Courthouse (Kansas) is located in the United States
Chase County Courthouse (Kansas)
LocationOn the square at S end of Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Coordinates38°22′21″N 96°32′30″W / 38.37250°N 96.54167°W / 38.37250; -96.54167Coordinates: 38°22′21″N 96°32′30″W / 38.37250°N 96.54167°W / 38.37250; -96.54167
Architectural styleItalian Renaissance Revival, Italianate
NRHP reference #71000304[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 24, 1971

The Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas was built in 1873 and is the oldest operating courthouse in Kansas.[2]


The courthouse was constructed from local limestone, and the three story winding staircase was constructed from local walnut trees;[3] the architectural style has been described as Second Empire or Italian Renaissance Revival and Italianate.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971;[1][3] the architect was John G. Haskell who was among the architects of the Kansas State Capitol.

Tours are available by appointment by contacting the Chase County Chamber of Commerce.[2]



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "Chase County Courthouse". Chase County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Chase County Courthouse, Cottonwood Falls". Kansas Sampler Foundation. Retrieved November 18, 2013.

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