Dundy County is named for Judge Elmer S Dundy ( 1830-1896 ) of the United States circuit court and a former resident of Falls City, Nebraska.
Created: February 27, 1873
Benkelman 1880 – present
County Courthouse – Benkelman
Location: 106 7th Avenue West / Chief Street
Built: 1921 – 1922
Architect: A T Simmons of Bloomington, Illinois
Contractor: Mont J Green of Manhattan, Kansas
Description: The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has stone steps rising to the entrance. The central south section projects from the main building and has a canopy over the first story entrance and small windows on the third story section which rises above the flat roof line. A horizontal belt runs below the first story windows.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed in 1889. The building was demolished.
See: The architect, A T Simmons of Bloomington, Illinois, also designed the courthouse in Chase County.
N – Chase County
E – Hitchcock County
W – Yuma County, Colorado
Photos taken 2007