Hyde County is named for James Hyde of Vermillion, who served as State legislator in 1883.
Created: January 8, 1873
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 structure. The 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.
E – Hand County
Photos taken 2007