Chase County is named for Champion S Chase, who was the mayor of Omaha and served as the first attorney general of Nebraska.
Created: February 27, 1873
Imperial 1886 – present
County Courthouse – Imperial
Location: 921 Broadway / West 10th Street
Built: 1911 – 1912
Architect: A T Simmons of Bloomington, Illinois
Contractor: Winters & Short of Atwood, Kansas
Description: The building faces east and is a three story dark red colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has stone steps rising to the arched entrance which is trimmed with limestone. The headers above each window are limestone. The building has a castle-like appearance.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed by the Lincoln Land Company in 1889. The building was destroyed by fire in 1910.
See: The architect, A T Simmons of Bloomington, Illinois, also designed the courthouse in Dundy County.
See: The contractors, Winters & Short of Atwood, Kansas, also constructed the courthouse in Morrill County.
N – Perkins County
E – Hayes County
S – Dundy County
Photos taken 2007 and 2016