Burt County

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Burt County is named for Frances Burt, who was a governor of the Nebraska Territory.


Created:  November 23, 1854

County Seat:

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

E – Monona County, Iowa and Harrison County, Iowa

S – Washington County and Dodge County

W – Dodge County and Cuming County 



















Photos taken 2008