Lyman County

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Lyman

Lyman County is named for Major P W Lyman, who was the first settler of Yankton County and territorial legislator in 1873.

 

Created:  January 8, 1873

County Seat:

Oacoma    1893 – 1923

Kennebec  1923 – present

 

County Courthouse – Kennebec

 

Location:  300 South Main Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1925 – 1926

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Chynoweth, Rettinghouse, Perkins & McWayne of Sioux Falls

Contractor:  H P Little

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a stately rectangular three story cream colored stone, buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. On the north front there is a projecting center section with cream colored stone trim with small balustrade rails on the second story and arched windows on third story. There is a projecting cornice running below the flat roof line. The windows was remodeled in 1985 and renovations were done in 1993.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Oacoma in 1894.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Stanley County, Hughes County and Hyde County

E – Buffalo County and Brule County

S – Gregory County, Tripp County and Mellette County

W – Jones County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes – Contractor

Pictures taken 2007, 2010 and 2011