Osceola County

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Osceola County is named for the Osceola, who was the Native America leader in the Second Seminole War.


Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Sibley  1851 – present


County Courthouse – Sibley


Location:  300 7th Street / 3rd Avenue

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  F W Kinney

Contractor:  C E Atkinson.


Description: The building faces south and is a three story brownish stone structure. The south front has a projecting one story center section with two columns and a recessed entrance. Above the second story windows are three circular windows. The east and west corners also project from the main building and have arched windows on the second story. The base of the building is course stone. The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1961.


Note: The first courthouse was built in 1872 at a cost of $5,000.



N – Nobles County, Minnesota and Jackson County, Minnesota

E – Dickinson County

S – O’Brien County

W – Lyon County














Photos taken 2007