Buffalo County is named for the wild bison which roamed the prairie region.
Created: January 6, 1864
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
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.
E – Jerauld County
S – Brule County
W – Lyman County
Photos taken 2006 and 2016