Sioux County

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Sioux County is named for the Sioux Indian tribe who resided in the area, and the word “sioux” is derived from the Chippewa ( Ojibway ) name of the tribe Nadowe-is-iw”, signifying “snake or little snake”, which was corrupted by the French to Nadowessioux or Sioux.


Created:  February 19, 1885

County Seat:

Harrison  1885 – present


County Courthouse – Harrison  


Location:  325 Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  E L Goldsmith

Contractor:  Fullen Construction Company of Scotts Bluff


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story rectangular gray stone structure. The east front has an arched entrance doorway and vertical pilasters between the windows. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Whitney & Murphy and constructed in 1889. The building was demolished.


See:  The contractor, Fullen Construction Company, Inc. of Scotts Bluff, also constructed the courthouse in Banner County and Brown County.



N – Fall River County, South Dakota

E – Dawes County and Box Butte County

S – Scotts Bluff County

W – Goshen County, Wyoming and Niobrara County, Wyoming














Photos taken 2007