Thayer County is named for John Milton Thayer, who was a Civil War general and a Governor of Nebraska.
Created: March 1, 1871
Hebron 1871 – present
County Courthouse – Hebron
Location: 225 North 4th Street / Olive Avenue
Built: 1901 – 1902
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: George A Berlinghof of Beatrice
Contractor: Robert Butke of Omaha
Description: The building faces east and is a two story gray Indiana Bedford limestone and Vermont marble structure. The east front has a large arch with recessed entrance. The first story windows are arched and second story has castle-like turrets. A clock is located near the top on the east side. The building originally had a high clock tower which was damaged by a tornado and the clock tower was removed in 1953.
See: The architect, George A Berlinghof of Beatrice, designed courthouses in Colfax County, Franklin County, Greeley County, Howard County, Kearney County, Lincoln County, Nemaha County and Seward County; and in Iowa in Crawford County.
N – Fillmore County
E – Jefferson County
S – Republic County, Kansas
W – Nuckolls County
Photos taken 2009