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Paola in Miami County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Miami County History

 
 
Miami County History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
1. Miami County History Marker
Inscription.
1803 - Louisiana Purchase, Native American Lands

1854 - Kansas Territory established & open settlement began

1861 - Kansas Statehood - Miami County renamed from Lykins County

1873 - First courthouse on this site converted from a former public school building

1880 - County jail added west of this site

1898 - Present courthouse built at a cost of $6,152 (original removed)

1967 - Jail added to courthouse (original removed)

1973 - Courthouse receives designation on National Historic Register

1980 - Clocks added to tower by Paola 7th Grade

1998 - Administrative building completed (separating courts & adm. offices)

2000 - Courthouse building remodeled at a cost of $1,600,000

2009 - Courthouse gardens & historical signs added...
 
Erected 2009 by Miami County Master Gardeners, Paola Lions Club, Miami County Commissioners, Baehr Charitable Foundation Trust & Private Donations.
 
Location. 38° 34.248′ N, 94° 52.712′ W. Marker is in Paola, Kansas, in Miami County. Marker is on Pearl Street near Miami Street, on the right when traveling south
Miami County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
2. Miami County Courthouse Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is near the east entrance to the Miami County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Paola KS 66071, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paola Veterans' Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baptiste & Mary Ann Peoria (about 700 feet away); City Hall Fire Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Land Office (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 6.2 miles away); John Brown Country (approx. 6.2 miles away); Land Office (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paola.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miami County, Kansas Official Site. (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Miami County History. (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Miami County Courthouse NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
3. Miami County Courthouse NRHP Marker
Miami County History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
4. Miami County History Marker
Miami County Courthouse in background.
Miami County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
5. Miami County Courthouse and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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