Mitchell County is named for William D Mitch, who was a Captain of the Second Kentucky Cavalry and who was kiilled March 10, 1865 at Monroe’s Cross Road in North Carolina.
Created: February 26, 1867
Beloit 1867 – present
County Courthouse – Beloit
Location: 111 South Hersey Avenue / East Main Street
Built: 1901 – 1902
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Architect: J C Holland and Company of Topeka
Contractor: Cuthbert & Sargent of Topeka
Description: The building faces west and is a two story dark yellow colored post rock structure. The building is trimmed with Warrensburg limestone and rests on a Cottonwood Falls limestone foundation. The west front has an arched portico on the first story. Behind the portico rises a high square stone tower with clock and steep roof. On the north and south sides there are projecting sections which rise to peaked dormers at the roof line. During construction, A B Brookfield was the superintendent.
Note: The courthouse is patterned after the courthouse in Geary County. The successful construction bid was $33,840 and the plumbing and heating was awarded to Western Plumbing Company of St. Joseph, Missouri. A M Neuman of Beloit was awarded the interior painting contract and M S Tidrick of Beloit was awarded the contract for plastering.
See: The architect, J C Holland and Company of Topeka, designed courthouses in Clay County and Geary County; and in Nebraska in Jefferson County. Holland and Son designed courthouses in Ness County and Rice County. With Frank C Squires, he designed courthouses in Riley County and Thomas County. With Charles W Squires, he designed the courthouses in Marion County and Osborne County.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Mitchell County Courthouse
N – Republic County
S – Lincoln County
W – Osborne County
Photos taken 2010