Miner County is named for Nelson Miner of Vermillion and Ephraim Miner of Yankton, both of whom were territorial legislators in 1873.
Created: January 8, 1873
Forestburg 1880 – 1882
Howard 1882 – present
County Courthouse – Howard
Location: 401 North Main Street / Park Avenue
Built: 1934 – 1935
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Floyd E Kings and Walter J Dixon
Contractor: Huron Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a three rectangular buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south entrance is framed with stone. On the second and third stories, the windows are separated by silver dividers. There is a crest near the roof line and the roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the west side of the third story.
Note: The first courthouse was built in Howard in 1883 at a cost of $15,000.
N – Kingsbury County
E – Lake County
W – Sanborn County
Photos taken 2007, 2009 and 2018