Rawlins County

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Rawlins

Rawlins County is named for John A Rawlins ( 1831-1869 ), who was General Ulysses S Grant’s chief of staff during the Civil War.

 

Created:  March 20, 1873

County Seat:

Atwood  1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Atwood  

 

Location:  607 Main Street / North 6th Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Eisenfraut-Colby-Pottinger Company

Contractor:  Winters & Short

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick and stone structure. The building has a central square red colored brick tower rising above the south entrance. The south front has steps up to a stone trimmed entrance. There is stone trim at the building corners and at the base.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dundy County, Nebraska, Hitchcock County, Nebraska and  Red Willow County, Nebraska

E – Decatur County

S – Thomas County

W – Cheyenne County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007