Roberts County

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Roberts

Roberts County is named for S G Roberts, who was a territorial legislator.

 

Created:  March 8, 1883

County Seat:                

Travare   1883

Wilmot     1883 – 1889

Sisseton  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sisseton

 

Location:  411 2nd Avenue East / Maple Street East

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Renaissance

Architect:  Buechner & Jacobsen of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Fred C Norlander of St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on a round hill, the highest point in the town. The west front has a one story covered entrance portico which projects from the main building. Above the entrance is a large arched window and two round windows. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with silver colored roof. The rotunda and wall decorations were restored in 1988.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Wilmot in 1884. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $43,994.84

 

Courthouses: 

N – Richland County, North Dakota

E – Traverse County, Minnesota and Big Stone County, Minnesota

S – Grant County

W – Day County and Marshall County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Courthouse view west

Photos taken 2007 and 2018