Gregory County

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Greggory

Gregory County is named for John Shaw Gregory of Fort Randall, who was a legislator in 1862.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lyman County and Charles Mix County

E – Charles Mix County

S – Boyd County, Nebraska and Keya Paha County, Nebraska

W – Tripp County

 

Created:  May 8, 1862                            Map of South Dakota highlighting Gregory County

County Seat:

Fairfax  1898 – 1916

Burke    1916 – present

 

County Courthouse – Burke

 

Location:  221 East 8th Street / Washington Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Art Deco and Prairie

Architect:  Walter J Dixon of Mitchell

Contractor:  Henry Carlson Construction of Sioux Falls

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The windows are framed with stone trim. On the north front, there is an enclosed portico extending from the building. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the third story.

                 

History:  The county was created in 1862 and organized in 1898. The first county seat was Fairfax. The county seat was moved to Burke in 1916. The present courthouse was constructed in 1934 to 1935.

               

                               

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County Courthouse – Burke

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2016