Russell County

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Russell County is named for Alva P Russell, who was a soldier in the American Civil War.


Created:  February 26, 1867

County Seat:

Russell  1872 – present


County Courthouse – Russell 


Location:  401 North Main Street / West 4th Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  George A Berlinghof of Nebraska

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces west and is a two story rough post rock stone structure. The building has a high central section with the entrance on the first story. The building was originally constructed with a high clock tower. In 1949. the building was altered with the removal of the clock tower..



North  – Osborne County

East    – Lincoln County and Ellsworth County

South – Barton County

West   – Ellis County

Photos taken 2006