Keya Paha County

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Keya Paha

Keya Paha County is named for the Dakota name of a hill and the river was named from that hill, “ke-ya” meaning “turtle” and “Pa-ha” meaning “hill”. The river was called “wa-kpa” or “Turtle Hill River”.

 

Created:  November 4, 1884

County Seat:

Springview  1884 – present

 

County Courthouse – Springview  

 

Location:  L Street ( north side ) / 12th Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Federal

Architect:  O E Shipley

Contractor:  O E Shipley

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored stucco structure. The main entrance is located on the south side. The arched entrance is recessed with a roof at the top of the first story. Arches frame the tops of the first story windows. The base is white colored stone. The roof is flat. The building is located on spacious grounds.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Tripp County, South Dakota and Gregory County, South Dakota

E – Boyd County

S – Rock County and Brown County

W – Cherry County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2007 and 2016