Knox County

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Knox

Knox County is named for Henry Knox, who was the first United States Secretary of War.

 

Created:  February 10, 1857

County Seat:

Niobrara  1857 – 1902

Center     1902 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Center

 

Location:  NW – Main Street / Brazile Street

Built:  1934

Style:  Art Deco and Federal

Architect:   Oliver Prosser

Contractor:  E P Ekman of Wausa and Oliver Prosser

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark brown-red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the town. The east front has a central entrance with glassed porch on the first story. On the second story is a large window. The base of the building is concrete. The roof line is flat. In 2013 to 2014 a Courthouse Annex was constructed. The architect was Mannes Architects of Yankton, South Dakota and the contractor was RaDec Construction Company Inc. of Hartington.

 

Note:  The courthouse was constructed with prison labor, who made all of the bricks. The cost of construction was $461,398.58.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a two story frame building constructed in 1902

 

Courthouses: 

N – Charles Mix County, South Dakota, Bon Homme County, South Dakota and Yankton County, South Dakota

E – Cedar County

S – Pierce County and  Antelope County

W – Holt County and Boyd County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Courthouse with addition

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016