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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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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

"Spirit of the Prairie" Sculpture

This representation of the steadfast spirit of the early pioneers that led the way into the frontier stands in front of the Thomas County Courthouse. Artist - Charles Norton, 1985, from Leoti, Kansas

Colby, KS Arts

Colby Community College

The Colby Community College is a huge asset to our community. The Cultural Arts Center is a hub for cultural presentations and art exhibits. Changing exhibits are also featured at the Prairie Museum of Art & History.

Colby, KS Colleges

The Eller House

The Eller House, displaying typical furniture, clothing, and objects, tells of farm life in the 1930s. The house was built in 1906 in Colby, was moved to a farm south of town in 1917 and was moved to the museum site in 1981.

Colby, KS Museums

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

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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. ...