Antelope County is named for the large number of antelope found in the area.
Created: March 1, 1871
Oakdale 1871 – 1874
Neligh 1874 – present
County Courthouse – Neligh
Location: 501 Main Street / East 4th Street
Built: 1894 – 1896
Style: Federal and Beaux Arts
Architect: George E MacDonald and Fred Thorton
Contractor: J N Mills
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a projecting section in the center with arched windows on either side of the first story entrance and above is stone trim. On the second story is a large arched windows flanked by an arched window on either side and with stone trim above. At the peak is an antelope. The north and south front corners have steep roofs with white pointed tops. In 1966, the Courthouse Annex was constructed on the north side. The architect was B H Backlund & Associates Inc. of Omaha and the contractor was Busboom & Rauh of Salina, Kansas. In 2003, an addition was constructed between the Courthouse Annex. The architect was Berggren & Woll of Lincoln and the contractor was RaDec Construction Company Inc. of Hartington.
N – Knox County
S – Boone County
Photos taken 2009, 2010 and 2016