Brule County is named for the Brule band of Sioux Native Americans who lived in the region.
Created: January 14, 1875
Brule City 1879 – 1881
Chamberlain 1881 – present
County Courthouse – Chamberlain
Location: 300 South Courtland Street / West Stearns Avenue
Built: 1958 – 1959
Architect: McWayne & McLaughlin
Contractor: Kuipers Construction Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story rectangular brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on the south side of the center of the city. The entrance is along the east side of the building with a pink and yellow colored stone on each side of the portico. The north end of the building is slightly higher. There are seven bays of windows. The building has a flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the second story.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1902. The cost of construction od the present courthouse was $261,000.
E – Aurora County
W – Lyman County
Picture 1902 County Courthouse
Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016