Holt County

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Holt County is named for David Rice Holt, who was a Missouri legislator from the Platte Purchase.


Created:  January 29, 1841

County Seat:

Oregon  1841 – present


County Courthouse –  Oregon  


Location:  100 East Nodaway Street / South Main Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  B R Hunter of Geis, Hunter and Ramos, Kansas City

Contractor:  Herbert and Broomer of St. Joseph.


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building is precast concrete with light red colored brick. Tinted glass windows are on the exterior with a double glassed entrance. Above the entrance is a clock atop the flat roof line.


Note:  The first courthouse was built by Jesse Carroll in 1841 to 1842 at a cost of $659. The second courthouse was built by Henry Watson in 852 at a cost of $6,000. The building was remodeled in 1881> The architect was Levi Zook and the contractor was Moses Bennett. The building was remodeled again in 1911. The architect was Eckel and Aldrich of St. Joseph. Another addition was added in 1938. Fire destroyed the building in 1965.



N – Atchison County and Nodaway County

E – Nodaway County and Andrew County

S – Doniphan County, Kansas

W – Doniphan County, Kansas and Richardson County, Nebraska





County Courthouse













Photos taken 2008