Hyde County

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Hyde County is named for James Hyde of Vermillion, who served as State legislator in 1883.


Created:   January 8, 1873

County Seat:

Highmore  1884 – present


County Courthouse – Highmore


Location:   412 Commercial Avenue Southeast / 4th Street Southeast

Built:   1911 – 1912

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  The Black Hill Company of Deadwood

Contractor:   Gray Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story gray stone structureThe building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front has a large portico supported by two large columns rising to the top of the second story with a large pediment above. The base of the building is course yellow sandstone.


 Note:  The previous courthouse was the Franklin Hotel located at  110 Commercial Street SE and 1st Street.



N – Potter County and Faulk County

E – Hand County

S – Buffalo County and Lyman County

W – Hughes County and Sully County














Photos taken 2007