Miner County

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Miner

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

 County Seat:                

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Kingsbury County

E – Lake County

S – McCook County and Hanson County

W – Sanborn County

                              

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2009 and 2018