Bennett County

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Bennett County is named for John E Bennett, a Judge of the Supreme Court and for Granville G Bennett, a Dakota Territory judge.


Created:  June 3, 1909

County Seat: 

Martin  1912 – present


County Courthouse – Martin


Location:  202 Main Street / 2nd Avenue

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Dana Larson Roubal & Associates

Contractor:   Ryder Construction


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a glass entrance in the center. There are entrances on the south and north sides of the building. There are few windows in the building. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1918. An addition was built in 1933..



N – Jackson County

E – Mellette County and Todd County

S – Cherry County, Nebraska

W – Shannon County 





County Courthouse













Photos taken 2006 and 2009