NRHP: First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail

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First Arthur County Courthouse & Jail

First Arthur County Courthouse & Jail

NRHP Reference #: 89002241

NRHP Listing Date: 19900110


Marshall bet Fir & Elm, Arthur County, Nebraska

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In 1913 the Nebraska State Legislature authorized creation of Arthur County, carving it out of the western part of McPherson County. That same year, Arthur was platted and selected as the county seat. Construction of the courthouse began in 1914 and by October of that year the county commissioners formerly dedicated the new building. The jail was built the following year. Both buildings are one-story wood structures. The courthouse was used until 1962 when a new facility was built.

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