Pierce County

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Pierce County is named for Franklin Pierce, who was the President of the United States from 1853 to 1857.


Created:  January 26, 1856

County Seat:

Pierce  1870 – present


County Courthouse – Pierce


Location:  111 West Court Street / Brown Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Everett J Simpson of Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Radec Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story brown colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The south front has a recessed center section with a dark glass central entrance. The west section extends south with a glass entrance on the south side. Similarly the east section extends south and has a glass entrance on the south side. A white band runs below the roof line. The north part of the main building rises above the flat roof line.


Note:  The first courthouse was constructed in 1871 at a cost of $4000. The second courthouse was designed by Fisher & Russell constructed in 1889. The building was remodeled in 1932 and demolished when the present courthouse was constructed.


See:  The architect, Everett J Simpson of Architects Inc., designed courthouses in Madison County and Stanton County.



N – Knox County and Cedar County

E – Cedar County and Wayne County

S – Madison County

W – Antelope County























Photos taken 2009