Adams County is named for John Adams, who was the second President of the United States of America, or for John Quincy Adams, who was the sixth President of the United States of America.
Created: February 16, 1867
Juniata 1871 – 1878
Hastings 1878 – present
County Courthouse – Hastings
Location: 500 West 4th Street / North Denver Avenue
Built: 1962 – 1964
Architect: Henningsen, Durham and Richardson Inc. of Omaha
Contractor: Fast Construction Company of Hastings
Description: The building faces south and is a two story glass, chrome and stone structure. The building has dark red colored polished marble panels framing the entrance. The rest of the building front is glass divided by chrome dividers. The second story is recessed and has white colored stone facing. On the north side of the building is the red colored brick Courthouse Annex.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by Charles C Rittenhouse and constructed by J H Sims in 1889.
N – Hall County
E – Clay County
S – Webster County
W – Kearney County
Photos taken 2006 and 2010