Potter County

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Potter

Potter County is named for Dr. Joel Potter, who was a Yankton legislator in 1877 and a long time steward at the State Hospital at Yankton.       

                                                            

Created:  January 8, 1873

County Seat:                

Forrest City  1883 – 1885

Gettysburg   1885 – present

 

County Courthouse – Gettysburg

 

Location:  201 South Exene Street / West Lincoln Avenue

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Black Hills Company of Deadwood ( J P Eisentraut )

Contractor:  Mencier & Stolte of Redfield

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of the city. The first story is a light colored sandstone. On each side of the building, the center section projects from the main building with a Greek style roof. Around the roof is a solid stone balustrade. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1888.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Walworth County and Edmunds County

E – Faulk County 

S – Hyde County and Sully County

W – Dewey County

                       

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2015