Morrill County is named for Charles H Morrill, who was a president of the Lincoln Land Company which settled the area.
Created: March 9, 1909
Bridgeport 1909 – present
County Courthouse – Bridgeport
Location: SW – 6th Street / Main Street
Built: 1909 – 1910
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: J P Eisentraut Company of Kansas City, Missouri
Contractor: Winters & Short of Atwood, Kansas
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored stone and buff colored brick structure. The east front has a projecting portico with four large square pillars supporting a pediment. A projecting cornice is below the flat roof line.
See: The contractor, Winters & Short of Atwood, Kansas, also constructed the courthouse in Chase County.
County Courthouse Annex – Bridgeport
Location: NE – L Street / West 7th Street
Built: 1999 – 2000
Architect: Howard G Duncan of Scotts Bluff
Contractor: Rusch’s Construction Inc. of Scotts Bluff
Description: The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick structure. The west front has a central entrance. The building is connected to the Courthouse on the east side. The roof is pitched.
N – Box Butte County
E – Garden County
S – Cheyenne County
Photos taken 2010