to Cherokee County, home to over 22,000 Kansans. Organized in 1866, the 590 square miles of our county call the city of Columbus our County Seat.
First named McGee in 1855, for E. McGee of Missouri, who was a member of the Territorial Legislature, the county was renamed Cherokee in 1866 from the fact that a large portion of the "Cherokee neutral lands," reservation of that tribe of Indians, was included in the geographical area of the county.
from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
The Cherokee County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, December 23rd through Monday December 26th, 2016 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. The Courthouse will reopen for regular business on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016.
The Cherokee County Courthouse will also close at NOON on Friday, December 30th, 2016 for closing of the financial books. And will remain closed on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 in observance of the New Year's Holiday. The Courthouse will reopen for regular business on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.