Fremont County

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Fremont County is named for John Charles Fremont, who was a United States general, explorer and presidential candidate.


Created:  February 24, 1847

County Seat:

Austin   1850 – 1851

Sidney  1851 – present


County Courthouse – Sidney


Location:  506 Fillmore Street / Indiana Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Early American and Romanesque

Architect:   S E Maxon

Contractor:  Harry Wales


Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has a small portico on the first story with eight short granite columns supporting three arches with pediment above. Behind the portico rises the three story square brick tower with dormers on the roof. A horizontal band of white stone runs above the first story windows and above the second story windows. The roof is hipped.


Note: The first court met in a storeroom in Austin. The first courthouse was built in 1860 in Sidney at a cost of S40,000. The building was destroyed by arson in 1888.



N – Mills County

E – Page County  

S – Atchison County, Missouri

W – Otoe County, Nebraska and Cass County, Nebraska





County Courthouse







Photos taken 2008