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Colby in Thomas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Thomas County Courthouse

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Thomas County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2015
1. Thomas County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 23.765′ N, 101° 2.582′ W. Marker is in Colby, Kansas, in Thomas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Court Avenue and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at waist-level on the right side of the Thomas County Courthouse main entrance staircase. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Court Avenue, Colby KS 67701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Thomas County Kansas Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker).
 
Regarding Thomas County Courthouse. National Register of Historic Places #76000842.
 
Also see . . .
1. About Thomas County. In May, 1886, money was raised from the citizenry and a frame 2-story 30’ x 30’ building was presented
Thomas County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2015
2. Thomas County Courthouse Marker
(marker visible on right side of staircase)
to the county commissioners July 5, 1886. That building continued in use as the Thomas County Courthouse until the present courthouse was completed in 1906. The clock was added in 1908 at a cost of $1200 with electricity added to the clock works in 1975 by Elton Lewis Howe of Washington, D. C. (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Thomas County Courthouse (Wikipedia). Architect James C. Holland designed the courthouse in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The front of the courthouse has a five-story clock tower with a Seth Thomas clock; the main entrance to the building is located in a Syrian arch at the bottom of the tower. (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. National Register of Historic Places Nomination. (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Thomas County Courthouse (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2015
3. Thomas County Courthouse (southwest elevation)
Thomas County Courthouse (<i>west/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2015
4. Thomas County Courthouse (west/front elevation)
Spirit of the Prairie Statue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2015
5. Spirit of the Prairie Statue
Spirit of the Prairie Statue plaques image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 9, 2015
6. Spirit of the Prairie Statue plaques
(front)
Thomas County Centennial
Dedicated to the People
of Thomas County Kansas
October 8, 1985
(back)
Spirit of the Prairie
by
Charlie Norton
Leoti, KS.
1985
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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