Hand County

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Hand County is named for George G Hand, who served as secretary of the Dakota Territory from 1874 to 1883.

 

Created:  January 8, 1873

County Seat:

Miller  1882

 

County Courthouse – Miller

 

Location:  315 West 1st Avenue / West 4th Street

Built:  1925 – 1926

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John G Ralston of Waterloo, Iowa

Contractor:  Currie Construction Company of Waterloo, Iowa

 

Description: The building faces east and is a stately rectangular three story gray colored stone structure. The entrance on the east side has a column on each side and a wide header above with a clock at the top section. The north and south ends project slightly. The roof line of the building is a slightly darker color and the roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Faulk County

E – Spink County and Beadle County

S – Jearauld County and Buffalo County

W – Hyde County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016