Keith County is named for M C Keith, who owned one of the largest ranches in western Nebraska at the time.
Created: February 27, 1873
Ogallala 1873 – present
County Courthouse – Ogallala
Location: 511 North Spruce Street / West 6th Street
Built: 1961 – 1962
Architect: Hinde and Laurinat of North Platte
Contractor: Ely & Sons Inc. of North Platte
Description: The building faces west and is a one story brick and concrete structure. The west front has a concrete grill work facade with the entrance porch protruding at the center section. The other sides are red colored brick. A red colored band runs below the flat roof line.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by C C Rittenhouse and constructed in 1888. The building was demolished when the present courthouse was constructed.
E – Lincoln County
S – Perkins County
W – Deuel County
Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016