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Thomas County Courthouse


category : Historic Courthouses
Thomas County Courthouse Built in 1906, Thomas County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Romanesque Revival style building is graced by the "Spirit of the Prairie" statue, a centennial project, and Memorial Wall in honor of Thomas Countians who gave their lives in service of their country.


Hours: Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Address: 300 N. Court
Phone: 785-462-4500

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Nicol School

The one-room Nicol School building symbolizes the cultural and social importance of education to the pioneers. It represents the 94 one-room rural schools that once graced the landscape in Thomas County.

Colby, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Sod House

The sod house shows the ingenuity of the homesteaders. The late 19th century dwelling exhibits furniture, clothing and other artifacts of pioneer life on the prairie. Volunteers constructed the sod house in 1984. Sod blocks, 1 foot by 2 feet by 4

Colby, KS Pioneer History

Biggest Barn in Kansas

The Cooper Barn is one of the largest barns in Kansas and holds a wealth of Thomas County History. The cattle barn was built in 1936 and was part of the Foster Farms operation. The barn is 66 feet wide, 114 feet long and 48 feet high. It was moved to the site in 1992 and houses the exhibit "

Colby, KS Museums

Lone Star Presbyterian Church

The Lone Star Presbyterian Church denotes the strong religious faith of the settlers. The Charming white country church was built in 1915 north of Gem, Kansas. In 1988, the building was moved to the museum site. It was the third time the building had been moved.

Colby, KS Historic Churches

Prairie Museum of Art & History

The Museum has been dubbed "one of the finest museums in the Midwest" by KANSAS!

Colby, KS Museums

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Decatur County Courthouse

The Decatur County Courthouse houses m Murals of the area's history which are located on the third and fourth floors. ...