Box Butte County is named for a large butte situated six miles north of Alliance which is box-shaped in outline.
Created: November 2, 1886
Nonpareil 1886 – 1890
Hemingford 1890 – 1899
Alliance 1899 – present
County Courthouse – Alliance
Location: 500 Box Butte Avenue / East 5th Street
Built: 1913 – 1914
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Rose and Peterson of Kansas City, Kansas
Contractor: R A Matthews of Grand Junction, Colorado
Description: The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and stone structure. The west front has two entrances framed with stone. The first story has horizontal stonework. Four columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story. The other sides of the square building are similar. There is a wide cornice below the flat roof line.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed in Hemingford.
See: The architect, Rose and Peterson of Kansas City, Kansas, also designed the courthouse in Burt County.
N – Dawes County
E – Sheridan County
S – Morrill County
W – Sioux County
Pihotos taken 2010