Kingsbury County

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Kingsbury

Kingsbury County is named for George W Kingsbury and T A Kingsbury, who were brothers and territorial legislators.

Created:  January 8, 1873

County Seat:

De Smet  1879 – present

 

County Courthouse – De Smet

 

Location:  202 2nd Avenue / Jolliet Avenue

Built:  1898 – 1899

Style:  Renaissance

Architect:  W L Dow of Sioux Falls

Contractor:  M E Bush

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city and has a square white colored wood dome with silver colored roof in the center. There is a porch with wood pillars underneath the second floor on the west front at the main entrance. North and south wings extend from the main building. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is located on the west side of the second story.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Kingsbury County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clark County and Hamlin County

E – Brookings County 

S – Lake County and Miner County

W – Beadle County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2009 and 2018