Lincoln County

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Lincoln

Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was a member of Congress from Illinois ( 1847-1849 and President of the United States ( 1861-1865 ).

 

Created:  February 26, 1867

County Seat:

Lincoln  1867 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lincoln  

 

Location:  216 East Lincoln Avenue / North 2nd Street

Built:  1899 – 1901

Style:  Second Empire and Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Charles W Squires

Contractor:  W P Baker of Lincoln

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored post rock structure. The south front has a central entrance with arched stone and large arched window on the second story. Above on the third story is a three windows dormer rising to a peaked roof. The east and west corners project from the main building and have large arched windows on the second story and a pediment at the roof line. In the center of the roof is a square cupola with clock and steep roof. The building sits on spacious landscaped grounds with the old red colored brick Sheriff’s Residence.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by Myron D Green in 1873. The building was completely destroyed by fire on the night of December 7, 1898. Stone for the present courthouse was excavation under the direction of B P Wicker. A E McMichael was the stonemason. The interior finish materials-door and window frames, stairs for the courthouse was completed by O W Urich, of Atchison, Kansas and the ironwork was done William Bergh of Newton. The total cost of construction was less than $20,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mitchell County

E – Ottawa County and Saline County

S – Ellsworth County

W – Russell County and Osborne County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010