Butler County Courthouse (Kansas)

Butler County Courthouse
Butler County Courthouse (Kansas) is located in Kansas
Butler County Courthouse (Kansas)
Butler County Courthouse (Kansas) is located in the United States
Butler County Courthouse (Kansas)
Interactive map showing the location for Butler County Courthouse
Location205 W. Central Avenue, El Dorado, Kansas
Coordinates37°49′00.91″N 96°51′06.68″W / 37.8169194°N 96.8518556°W / 37.8169194; -96.8518556
ArchitectGeorge P. Washburn & Sons
Architectural styleRomanesque Revival
NRHP reference No.02000390[1]
Added to NRHPApril 26, 2002

The Butler County Courthouse is a public courthouse constructed in 1909,[2] in El Dorado, Kansas. It was designed by George P. Washburn & Sons to serve as the main county courthouse for Butler County. The Romanesque Revival courthouse was typical of Washburn's courthouse designs; of the eleven surviving courthouses designed by the architect, nine are Romanesque. The red brick courthouse features a central clock tower and four octagonal corner towers, a statue of the Goddess of Justice, and a hipped roof with cross gables, all common features of Washburn's work. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[3]

Butler County was organized on February 11, 1859.[4] The County Clerk has land records from 1887 and birth and death records from 1887 to 1911.[5]

The courthouse is still in operation as such. Self-guided tours are also available during normal working hours.[4]

See also



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Sachs, David SH. And George Ehrlich, ‘’Guide to Architecture of Kansas, University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, Kansas, 1996 p. 211
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Application Form" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Butler County, Kansas".
  5. ^ "Butler County, Clerk's Office".

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