Thomas County is named for George H Thomas, who was a Major during the American Civil War.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Cherry County
E – Blaine County
W – Hooker County
Created: March 13, 1887
Thedford 1888 – present
County Courthouse – Thedford
Location: 503 Main Street / Walnut Street
Built: 2005 – 2006
Architect: C G Architects
Contractor: Hausmann Construction Inc.
Description: The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick, vinyl siding and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Thedford. The south front has a peaked red brick center section with a recessed entrance. On the north side, the courtroom is located in an extension from the main building. The building has a red colored brick foundation and the roof is hipped. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 11th Judicial District. On the north side of the building is the old one story County Jail.
See: The 11th Judicial District includes Arthur County, Chase County, Dawson County, Dundy County, Frontier County, Furnas County, Gosper County, Hayes County, Hitchcock County, Hooker County, Keith County, Lincoln County, Logan County, McPherson County, Perkins County and Red Willow County.
History: The county was created in 1887 and Thedford was selected as the county seat in 1888. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1889. The building was destroyed by fire in 1920. The second courthouse was a two story structure designed by J S Kelly and built in 1923. The courthouse was torn down in 2005 when the third and present courthouse was constructed in 2005 to 2006.
County Courthouse - Thedford
Old County Jail – Thedford
Cowpoke Hotel – Thedford
Photos taken 2006 and 2010