Frontier County

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Frontier County is named for the county’s location on the Nebraska frontier at that time.

 

Created:  January 17, 1872

County Seat:

Stockville  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Stockville  

 

Location:  1 Wellington Street / Nebraska Avenue

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Sebastian Binger

Contractor:  Sebastian Binger

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored wood frame Federal style structure. The west front has a central entrance on the first story with a canopy above. The roof is hipped. In 1954 and 1955, vaults were constructed on the north and south sides of the building. In 1986, a room was added on the second story between the two vaults.

 

Note:  In 1872, the county rented “Woods Store Room” for $5 a month until the first courthouse was constructed by W L McClary in 1883. The courthouse burned on February 27, 1883 and was replaced by the present courthouse. The accepted construction bid by Sebastian Binger was $5400.

 

Note:  The other wood frame courthouse in Nebraska is located in Blaine County. There is a wood frame courthouse in North Dakota in Slope County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln County and Dawson County

E – Gosper County

S – Furnas County, Red Willow County and Hitchcock County

W – Hayes County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010