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
Willow Spring 1884 – 1890
Burwell 1890 – present
County Courthouse – Burwell
Location: 250 South 8th Avenue / H Street
Built: 1962 – 1963
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.
N – Holt County
E – Wheeler County
S – Valley County
W – Loup County
Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016