Banner County

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Banner County is named for the slogan “banner county” as the county was “to be the brightest star in the constellation of Nebraska counties”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Scotts Bluff County

E – Morrill County and Cheyenne County

S – Kimball County

W – Laramie County, Wyoming and Goshen County, Wyoming

 

Created:  November 6, 1888                  Map of Nebraska highlighting Banner County

County Seat:

Harrisburg  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – Harrisburg 

 

Location:  206 State Street / Illinois Avenue

Built:  1956 – 1957

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Robert W Ditzen of Boulder, Colorado

Contractor:  Fullen Construction Company Inc. of Scotts Bluff

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of Harrisburg. The building is a long rectangle with large windows on the south side. The center section has white colored stone facing with a glass entrance. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located in the building. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 12th Judicial District.

 

See:  The contractor, Fullen Construction Company, Inc. of Scotts Bluff, also constructed the courthouse in Brown County and Sioux County.

 

See:  The 12th Judicial District includes Box Butte CountyCheyenne County, Dawes CountyDeuel County, Garden CountyGrant County, Kimball County, Morrill CountyScotts Bluff County, Sheridan County and Sioux County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1888 and Harrisburg was selected as the county seat in 1889. The first courthouse was a two story wood frame structure designed and built by Charles A Schooley in 1890. He donated the building to the county. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1956 to 1957 at a cost of $200,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Harrisburg

 

 

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Old Bank Building – Harrisburg

Photos taken 2010