Keith County

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Keith

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

County Seat:

Ogallala  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ogallala  

 

Location:  511 North Spruce Street / West 6th Street

Built:  1961 – 1962

Style:  Modern

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Garden County, Arthur County and McPherson County 

E – Lincoln County

S – Perkins County

W – Deuel County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016