Furnas County is named for Robert W Furnas, who was a Governor of the State of Nebraska.
Created: February 27, 1873
Beaver City 1873 – present
County Courthouse – Beaver City
Location: 912 R Street / 9th Street
Built: 1949 – 1950
Style: Art Deco
Architect: John Latenser of Omaha
Contractor: Francis R Orshek, Inc. of Fremont
Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a central entrance with framed rectangular opening. The second and third stories haves vertical windows with panels between. The east and west corner sections are lower and project slightly from the main building. The roof line is flat.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed in 1888. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $167,940.
E – Harlan County
S – Norton County, Kansas
Photos taken 2010 and 2011