Dickey County

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Dickey County is named for George H Dickey ( 1858 -1923 ), a Valley City attorney and leader of the House of Representatives.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – LaMoure County

E – Sargent County

S – Brown County, South Dakota and McPherson County, South Dakota

W – McIntosh County


Created:  March 5, 1881                         Map of North Dakota highlighting Dickey County

County Seat:

Ellendale  1882 – present


County Courthouse – Ellendale


Location:  309 2nd Street North / 3rd Avenue North

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:   Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Ingemann Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick, concrete and limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ellendale and a classic rectangle with an octagonal dome on the center of the roof. There are two tall columns at the south entrance with a pediment at the roof line. In the interior is a rotunda under the dome. The courtroom is located on the second story.


See:  The architect Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota designed many courthouses.


See:  National Register of Historical Places – Dickey County Courthouse


Note:  Ellendale became the county seat in 1882. The first courthouse was a two story structure designed and built by Brown & Mallory in 1885. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1910 to 1911.




County Courthouse – Ellendale



















Photos taken 2007