Cass County is named for Lewis Cass, who was an American statesman and patriot.
Created: November 23, 1854
Plattsmouth 1855 – present
County Courthouse – Plattsmouth
Location: 346 Main Street / North 4th Street
Built: 1891 – 1892
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: William Gray of Lincoln
Contractor: O J King of Omaha
Description: The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick, terra cotta and stone structure. The west central section projects from the main building and has an arched entrance. On each corner is a large square tower with green colored peaked roof. In the center of the building rises a high clock tower with steep peaked roof. The foundation is rock-faced cut reddish colored sandstone.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was $67,901.
See: The architect, William Gray of Lincoln, also designed the courthouse in Johnson County.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Cass County Courthouse
S – Otoe County
W – Lancaster County
Photos taken 2008