Hooker County

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Hooker

Hooker County is named for Joseph Hooker, who was a noted general of the American Civil War.

 

Created:  March 29, 1889

County Seat:

Mullen  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mullen 

 

Location:  303 Northwest 1st Street / North Cleveland Avenue

Built:  1912

Style:  County Citadel

Architect:  Oscar R Kirschke of Grand Island

Contractor: Robert Isdale of Kearney

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story dark red colored brick structure. The building sits on a slight rise. The main entrance on the east front protrudes with a raised brick parapet rising above the roof line above the entrance. The entrance is arched and has double wood doors. The building is rectangular with a flat roof line.

 

Note: The previous courthouse was constructed in 1889. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $11,458.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Hooker County Courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cherry County

E – Thomas County

S – McPherson County and Arthur County

W – Grant County

 

 

 

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Pictures taken 2007 and 2010