Grant County

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Grant County is named for Ulysses Simpson Grant ( 1822-1885 ),  who was president of the United States, from 1869 to 1877.

 

Created:  January 8, 1873

County Seat:

Inkpa City  1878 – 1881

Milbank      1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Milbank

 

Location:  210 East 5th Avenue / Main Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Charles E Bell

Contractor:  J B Evans Construction Company of Mexico, Missouri

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Milbank and is constructed of concrete, limestone, asphalt and copper.  The north front has six columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. The east and west wings project and have pediments at the roof line. A balustrade runs along the roof line. In the center is a gold colored dome. Stone columns rise from the second to third stories. The courtroom is located on the east side of the third story.

 

See:  The architect Charles E Bell of Minneapolis, Minnesota designed many courthouses.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Roberts County

E – Big Stone County, Minnesota and Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota

S – Deuel County and Codington County

W – Codington County and Day County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Milbank

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2018