Fillmore County is named for Millard Fillmore, who was a President of the United States of America.
Created: January 26, 1856
Geneva 1856 – present
County Courthouse – Geneva
Location: 900 G Street / South 9th Street
Built: 1893 – 1894
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Architect: George E McDonald of Omaha
Contractor: L F Pardue of Geneva
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and limestone structure. The north front has a high square brick clock tower rising above the arched stone entrance on the first story. The clock tower rises 125 feet and has a steep roof. The east and west sections project from the main building and have stone trimmed arched windows on the second story. The foundation is rusticated limestone.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was $46,176.55. The courthouse was modeled after the courthouse in Gage County. The clock in the tower was installed by W P McCall, a Geneva jeweler, in 1909.
See: The architect, George E McDonald of Omaha, Nebraska, designed courthouses in Kansas in Elk County; in Missouri in Andrew County, Bates County, Johnson County and Lawrence County and in Nebraska in Nuckolls County.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Fillmore County Courthouse
N – York County
E – Saline County
S – Thayer County
W – Clay County
Photos taken 2009