Thomas County is named for Major General George H Thomas, of the United States Army who died in 1870.
Created: March 20, 1873
Colby 1885 – present
County Courthouse – Colby
Location: 300 North Court Avenue / West 3rd Street
Built: 1906 – 1907
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Architect: J C Holland and Company of Topeka and Frank C Squires of Topeka
Contractor: L Crosby & Son
Description: The building faces west and is a three story dark red colored brick structure. The building has a high central tower with clock and steep roof at the top. The west front has steps up to a large Syrian arch with recessed entrance. The north and south sections project from the main building and rise to peaked dormers at the roof. The roof is hipped.
See: The architect, J C Holland and Company of Topeka, designed courthouses in Clay County, Geary County and Mitchell 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. With Charles W Squires, he designed courthouses in Marion County and Osborne County.
N – Rawlins County
E – Sheridan County
W – Sherman County
Photos taken 2007