Hamilton County

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Hamilton

Hamilton County is named for Alexander Hamilton, who was a revolutionary soldier and the first Secretary of  the Treasury from 1789 to 1795.

 

Created:  February 16, 1867

County Seat: 

Orville    1870 – 1876

Aurora   1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Aurora

 

Location:  1111 13th Street / M Street

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Country Capitol and Romanesque

Architect:  William M Gray of Lincoln

Contractor:  Atkinson Brothers & Company of Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and red colored sandstone structure. The center section projects from the main building and has an arched entrance on the first story and rises to a peak. On each corner is a square red colored brick tower with steep roof. On the east side is a round tower with conical roof. In the center of the building is a tall square red colored brick tower with steep roof. The building is surrounded by spacious grounds.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $60,000.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Hamilton County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Merrick County

E – Polk County and York County

S – Clay County

W – Hall County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010