NRHP: Former Wheeler County Courthouse

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Former Wheeler County Courthouse

Former Wheeler County Courthouse

NRHP Reference #: 89002215

NRHP Listing Date: 19900110


Main bet 2nd & 3rd, Bartlett, Wheeler County, Nebraska

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Located in the Sand Hills, Wheeler County was not established until 1881, when that area became known as a good place for cattle raising. Cedar City was named the temporary county seat. After numerous elections, however, Bartlett became the new county seat in 1886. The first courthouse was a two-story frame building constructed in 1888, but it was destroyed in a fire in 1917. After acquiring the necessary funds a new courthouse was built in 1918.

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