Garfield County

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Garfield

Garfield County is named for James Abram Garfield, who was President of the United States in 1881 when he was assassinated.

 

Created:  November 8, 1884

County Seat:

Willow Spring  1884 – 1890

Burwell            1890 – present

 

County Courthouse – Burwell

 

Location:  250 South 8th Avenue / H Street

Built:  1962 – 1963

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thomas, Benjamin and Clayton

Contractor: Lacy Building & Supply

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story brown colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has a center section with a large rectangular concrete arch with recessed entrance. The north and south sections have horizontal connected windows. The roof line is sloped.

 

Note:  the previous courthouse was constructed in 1890. The present courthouse was completed on April 1, 1963.

 

See:  The contractor, Lacy Building & Supply, also constructed the courthouse in Nance County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Holt County

E – Wheeler County

S – Valley County

W – Loup County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016