Ottawa County

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Ottawa County is named for the Ottawa Native American tribe.


Created:  February 27, 1860

County Seat:

Minneapolis  1860 – present


County Courthouse – Minneapolis 


Location:  307 North Concord Street / West 3rd Street

Built:  1956 – 1957

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Williamson-Loebsack & Associates

Contractor:  Johnson Brothers Construction Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story gray limestone, glass and concrete structure. The east front has vertical glass panels and a canopy at the main entrance located towards the south side. The north and south walls are white limestone. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1886. The building was demolished.


See:  The architect, Williamson-Loebsack & Associates of Topeka, designed courthouses in Cloud CountyGreenwood County and Sumner County.



North  – Cloud County

East    – Clay County and Dickinson County

South – Saline County 

West   – Lincoln County and Mitchell County

















Photos taken 2009