Stanton County

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Stanton County is named for Edwin M Stanton, who was the United States Secretary of War from 1862 to 1867.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wayne County

E – Cuming County

S – Colfax County and Platte County

W – Madison County


Created:  January 26, 1856                    Map of Nebraska highlighting Stanton County

County Seat:

Stanton  1862 – present


County Courthouse – Stanton  


Location:  804 Ivy Street / 8th Street

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Everett J Simpson of Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Fauss Construction Inc.


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story white-brown colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Stanton. The south front has a recessed center section with four brick vertical dividers. The west section projects slightly and the east section projects south with no windows. A wide white colored band runs below the flat roof line. The building houses the County District Court and County Court of the 7th Judicial District. 


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


See:  The contractor, Fauss Construction Inc., constructed the courthouse in Madison County. 


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Antelope County, Cuming County, Knox County, Madison County, Pierce County and Wayne County.


History:  The county was created in 1856 as Izard County. The name was changed in 1862 to Stanton County and Stanton was selected as the county seat in 1865. The county officers first meeting was held in 1867. The first courthouse was built in 1871. The second courthouse was designed by T Dudley Allen and constructed by W L Alstyne of Lincoln in 1883 to 1884 at a cost of $10,624. The cupola was removed in 1930 and the building was demolished when the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1975 to 1976.




County Courthouse – Stanton



















Picture 1884 County Courthouse







Photos taken 2009