Lyman County

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


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Stanley CountyHughes County and Hyde County

E – Buffalo County and Brule County

S – Gregory CountyTripp County and Mellette County

W – Jones County


Created:  January 8, 1873                      Map of South Dakota highlighting Lyman County

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 Kennebec. 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.


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




County Courthouse – Kennebec






















Commissioner Minutes – Contractor

Pictures taken 2007, 2010 and 2011