Sioux County

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Sioux County is named for the Sioux Native American tribe who lived in the area.

 

Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Calliope        1851 – 1872

Orange City 1872 – present

 

County Courthouse – Orange City

 

Location:  210 Central Avenue SW / 2nd Street SW

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Kinney & Detweiler

Contractor:  Emil Miller

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story reddish colored sandstone structure. The north front has a large Greek style portico with four large sandstone columns and wide sandstone steps. Above rises a large square clock tower with turrets and steep red roof with a statue of Justice at the top. The building has white stone trim around the windows and along the roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lyon County

E – O’Brien County

S – Plymouth County

W – Union County, South Dakota and Lincoln County, South Dakota

 

 

 

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Pictures taken 2007