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Historic Court House Square


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The current courthouse was built in 1922 and boasts beautiful Italian marble on the inside.

Deer Statue, located at the southwest corner of the square, marks the spot Girard Founder, Dr. Charles H. Strong shot a deer and proclaimed that he would build a town on this very spot in 1868. Dr. Strong had been on a dual quest that day in 1867 for a deer for food and a good piece of land for a county seat. His hunting trip brought him to the spot that would later be the Courthouse Square in Girard where he felled the deer.

Take a walk around the square and note the bronze plaques on various buildings of interest.


Come visit us in Girard, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials


Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials

Girard Golf Course

The Girard Golf Course is a nine-hole, grass green municipal golf course maintained for public use.

Girard, KS Golf Courses

Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library was built in 1906 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Girard was the smallest city in the world to have a Carnegie Library, thanks to Miss Jane Addams, Founder of Chicago's Hull house and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

Girard, KS Carnegie Libraries

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Historic Court House Square

The current courthouse was built in 1922 and boasts beautiful Italian marble on the inside. Deer Statue, located at the so...