Colfax County is named for Schuyler Colfax, who was a former Vice President of the United States.
Created: March 15, 1869
Schuyler 1869 – present
County Courthouse – Schuyler
Location: 411 East 11th Street / C Street
Built: 1921 – 1922
Style: Second Renaissance Revival
Architect: George A Berlinghof of Beatrice
Contractor: R O Stake of Lincoln
Description: The building faces north and is a four story buff colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The north front has stone trim around the first story entrance. There are three recessed panels of windows with a wide header and crest at the top. The fourth story is recessed. The base of the building is concrete.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed by Charles Lightfoot in 1871.
See: The architect, George A Berlinghof of Beatrice, designed courthouses in Franklin County, Greeley County, Howard County, Kearney County, Lincoln County, Nemaha County, Seward County and Thayer County; and in Iowa in Crawford County.
E – Dodge County
S – Butler County
W – Platte County
Photos taken 2009