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Boone County

Boone County is named for Nathan Boone, who was the son of Daniel Boone an American pioneer who has founded Boonesborough in Kentucky.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Antelope County

E – Madison County and Platte County

S – Nance County

W – Greeley County and Wheeler County

 

Created:  March 1, 1871                         Map of Nebraska highlighting Boone County

County Seat:

Albion  1871 – present

 

County Courthouse – Albion 

 

Location:  222 South 4th Street / West State Street

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Glenn Stippich of Lincoln

Contractor:  Risor Construction Company of Wisner

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Albion. At the north central entrance of the rectangular shaped building is a high red colored brick tower with clock. The entrance is slightly recessed. A red horizontal band follows the flat roof line. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 5th Judicial District.

 

Note:  The community that today serves as the county seat actually had its name selected through a game of chance. Two factions argued for several weeks about what the town should be named. They agreed to settle the argument with game of euchre. Two men played for the name Albion; two for the name Manchester.

 

See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Butler CountyColfax CountyHamilton County, Merrick County, Nance County, Platte CountyPolk CountySaunders CountySeward County and York County.     

 

History:  The county was created in 1871 and Albion was selected as the county seat in 1872. The county commissioners met in the Albion Hotel until the first courthouse, a two story red colored brick structure was designed by Charles F Beindorff and constructed by Frank Roberts and S Spprecher in 1885 to 1886. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1975 to 1976.

 

 

County Courthouse – Albion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1886 County Courthouse

 

 

Photos taken 2010