Kimball County

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Kimball

Kimball County is named for Thomas L Kimball, who was the vice president and general manager of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Banner County

E – Cheyenne County

S – Logan County, Colorado and Weld County, Colorado

W – Laramie County, Wyoming 

 

Created:  November 6, 1888                  Map of Nebraska highlighting Kimball County

County Seat:

Kimball  1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Kimball  

 

Location:  114 West 3rd Street / South Walnut Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  E L Goldsmith & Company of Scotts Bluff

Contractor:  Walter Knutzen & Son of Kearney

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray Carthage stone, brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kimbasll. The north front has three arched entrances on the first story. Columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story dividing the recessed windows. A wide cornice runs between the first and second stories.The south side of the building is buff colored brick facing.  At the roof line is a wide eave. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the northeast side of the third story. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 12th Judicial District.

 

See:  The 12th Judicial District includes Banner CountyBox Butte CountyCheyenne County, Dawes CountyDeuel County, Garden CountyGrant County, Morrill CountyScotts Bluff County, Sheridan County and Sioux County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1888 and Kimball was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a small frame building on Main Street that was later uised as a hotel. The second courthouse, a two story brick structure was designed by George McDonald and constructed by Everett Brothers in 1890 at Fourth Street and Walnut Street at a cost of $5,000. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1927 to 1928 at a cost of $180,000.

 

Note:  The highest point in Nebraska is Panorama Point (Constable Mountain) at 5,429 feet (1655 meters) which is located in the county.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Kimball

 

 

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Photos taken 2010