Webster County is named for Daniel Webster, who was an American statesman.
Created: February 16, 1867
Red Cloud 1867 – present
County Courthouse – Red Cloud
Location: 621 North Cedar Street / West 6th Avenue
Built: 1914 – 1915
Style: Late 19th and early 20th Century Revival
Architect: William F Gernandt of Omaha
Contractor: The Rowles Company of Onawa, Iowa
Description: The building faces south and is a three story buff brown colored brick structure. On the south front is a one story enclosed portico with double doorways. The windows on the second story are arched with projecting vertical dividers descending to the first story. A wide cornice runs along the top of the third story. The roof line is sloped. The basement is a rusticated brick and Bedford limestone.
Note: The goldenrod brick used to construct the present courthouse came from Sunderland Brothers of Omaha.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed by the Burlington & Missouri River Company in 1878. The building was demolished.
See: The architect, William F Gernandt of Omaha, designed courthouses in Clay County, Dawson County, Merrick County, Pawnee County, Phelps County, Polk County, Richardson County, Sarpy County and Valley County.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Webster County Courthouse
North – Adams County
East – Nuckolls County
West – Franklin County
Photos taken 2010