Plymouth County

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Plymouth

Plymouth County is named for Plymouth, Massachusetts, the first settlement of the Pilgrims in 1620.

 

Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Melbourne  1851 – 1872

Le Mars      1872 – present

 

County Courthouse – Le Mars

 

Location:  215 4th Avenue SE / 2nd Street SE

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Kinney & Detweiler of Austin, Minnesota

Contractor:   Emil Miller of Le Mars

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story reddish colored sandstone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a large Greek style portico with four large sandstone columns rising to a pediment at the roof line and wide sandstone steps. The original dome has been removed.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Melbourne. In 1874, the second courthouse was built in Le Mars at a cost of $3,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sioux County

E – Cherokee County

S – Wodbury County

W – Union County, South Dakota 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007