Buffalo County

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Buffalo

Buffalo County is named for the wild bison which roamed the prairie region.

 
Created:  January 6, 1864

County Seat:

Duncan             1871 – 1885

Gann Valley      1885

Buffalo Center   1886 – 1888

Gann Valley      1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Gann Valley

 

Location:   112 Osman Avenue

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Dana, Larson & Roubal

Contractor:  Boldt Construction of Miller

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick and cement block structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The entrance is on the northwest corner. The front is symmetrical with three bays of which the center bay projects. There are few windows in the small building. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Clarence Beelman and built in 1914. The building was demolished. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $250,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hyde County and Hand County

E – Jerauld County

S – Brule County

W – Lyman County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2016