Custer County

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Custer

Custer County is named for General George Armstrong Custer, who was a United States Army officer and who died at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

 

Created:  January 11, 1875

County Seat:

Custer City  1877

Hayward      1877 – 1879

Custer          1879 – present

 

County Courthouse – Custer

 

Location: 420 Mount Rushmore Road / 4th Street

Built:  2009 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gene Fennel and Tanya Davis of Fennel Design Inc. of Custer

Contractor:  J Scull of Rapid City

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story structure. The building is a rebuilding of the 1972 – 1973 courthouse which was a one story structure.

 

Former County Courthouse – Custer

 

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Location: 420 Mount Rushmore Road / 4th Street

Built:  1972 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bell-Galyard-Wells

Contractor:  Bell-Galyard-Wells

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story square yellow colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and had no outside windows. The main entrance was on the north side of the building and is recessed. The roof line was flat. The building was remodeled by Gene Fennel and Tanya Davis of Fennel Design Inc. The building was razed in 2009 for the construction of the present courthouse.

 

Old County Courthouse – Custer

 

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Location:  411 Mount Rushmore Road / 4th Street

Built:  1880 – 1881

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  R D Jennings

Contractor:  C C Crary of Custer

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a red colored brick structure. The building  is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the courthouse. The building is now a museum.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pennington County

E – Pennington County and Shannon County

S – Fall River County

W – Niobrara County, Wyoming and Weston County, Wyoming

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2011 and 2015