Haakon County

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Haakon

Haakon County is named for King Haakon VII of Norway.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ziebach County

E – Stanley County and Jones County 

S – Jackson County

W – Pennington County

 

Created:  November 1, 1914                  Map of South Dakota highlighting Haakon County

County Seat:

Philip  1916 – present

 

County Courthouse – Philip

 

Location:  140 South Howard Street / Oak Street

Built:   1930 – 1931

Style:  Art Deco and Prairie

Architect:  Perkins & McWayne of Sioux Falls

Contractor:  S W Jonasen & Company of Aberdeen

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Philip. On the west front the stone framed entrance extends from the building. There is stone trim along the roof line. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the third story.

 

History:  The county was created in 1916 and the first county seat was Philip in 1916. The present courthouse was constructed in 1930 to 1931

 

 

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County Courthouse – Philip

 

 

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Commission Minutes

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2015