Meade County is named for Fort Meade which was named after General George Meade, who was the commander of the Army of the Potomac during the Anmerican Civil War.
Created : February 7, 1889
Sturgis 1889 – present
County Courthouse – Sturgis
Location: 1425 Sherman Street / 5th Street
Built: 1964 – 1965
Architect: Gay and Gass
Contractor: Brezina Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red-brown colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The walls are red-brown colored with white colored cement corners and pillars. There is a white colored cement base. A large white colored concrete band surrounds the roof line. The main entrance is located on the south side of the building. The roof line is flat.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by J I Golbarth and constructed by William H Grams in 1894. The build was razed when the present courthouse was constructed.
County Administration – Sturgis
Location: 1300 Sherman Street / 4th Street
Built: 1900 – 1901
Style: Modern / School
Architect: Grams & Company.
Contractor: Grams & Company.
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red-brown colored sandstone, concrete and glass school style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a high square central tower with arched entrance on the first story. The roof is hipped. The building is named as the Erskine Office Building. The building was constructed as the Erskine School. Additions were constructed on the west side in 1911 and 1926. The building was purchased by the county and renovated from 2008 to 2009. The architect was Williams Associates Architects and the contractor was Ainsworth-Benning Construction Inc. of Spearfish.
Note: The cost of construction of the school was $10,150 and the cost of the renovation was $5,624,050.
Photos taken 2007, 3009 and 2011