Burt County is named for Frances Burt, who was a governor of the Nebraska Territory.
Created: November 23, 1854
Tekamah 1855 – present
County Courthouse – Tekamah
Location: 111 North 13th Street / M Street
Built: 1916 – 1917
Style: Beaux Arts
Architect: Rose & Peterson of Kansas City, Kansas
Contractor: F P Gould & Son Inc.
Description: The building faces west and is a three story concrete, brick and glass structure. The building has four large columns rising from the second to the third story. The base of the building is stone with two entrance doors on the west. The cornice projects from the building with a high header above to the roof line. The roof line is flat.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed in 1878.
See: The architect, Rose and Peterson of Kansas City, Kansas, also designed the courthouse in Box Butte County.
N – Thurston County
Photos taken 2008