Jones County

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Jones County is named for the original settlers who came from Jones County in Iowa.

 

Created:  January 15, 1917

County Seat:

Murdo  1917 – present

 

County Courthouse – Murdo

 

Location:  310 Main Street / East 3rd Street

Built:  1976 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ward Whitwan of Sioux Falls

Contractor:  Harvey Wald of Pierre

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and sits on the side of a slope. The west front has a central recessed entrance. Blue-grey colored concrete divides the windows on the second story. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1917.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Stanley County

E – Lyman County 

S – Mellette County

W – Jackson County and Haakon County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2010