NRHP: Chase County Courthouse

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Chase County Courthouse

Chase County Courthouse

NRHP Reference #: 89002222

NRHP Listing Date: 19900110


Broadway bet 9th & 10th, Imperial, Chase County, Nebraska

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Chase County was organized in 1886, the same year Imperial became the county seat by beating out other contenders in three elections. The Burlington Railroad established Imperial as a rail stop when the railroad arrived in 1892. To encourage development in that community Burlington donated the first courthouse to the county. This wood frame building burned in 1910. That same year voters passed a bond measure to build a new courthouse. Construction began the following year and in 1912 the county moved into the building.

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