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Marshall County Courthouse

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Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

The Historic Marshall County Courthouse is now a museum and genealogical research library, after serving as Marshall County’s courthouse for nearly 90 years. This fine old building has an unusual eight-sided tower and decorative terra-cotta panels bearing the word “Justice”. Inside are tiled floors, iron and slate stairways, stained glass windows and original oak furnishings.

The museum has 21 rooms of county history displays, including farming and blacksmithing tools, a Kansas license plate collection, wedding dresses, newspaper printing display, a trails room with a ferry replica, a war room with memorabilia from the Civil War forward, a doctor’s office with an iron lung, and more. In the impressive courtroom each spectator’s seat has a wire hat holder under it.

The genealogical library has census, marriage and naturalization records, county newspapers on microfilm, histories of county towns and churches, and a database of county burials.

June to Mid-September: Open daily 1-4 p.m.
Mid-September to May: Open Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m.

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