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Loup County

Loup County is named for the Loup River which flows through the Sandhills region.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Rock County

E – Garfield County

S – Custer County

W – Blaine County

 

Created:  February 23 1883                   Map of Nebraska highlighting Loup County

County Seat:

Kent    1883

Taylor  1883 – present

 

County Courthouse – Taylor  

 

Location:  408 4th Street / Broadway Street

Built:  1957 – 1958

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ballmes and D E Matter of Lead, South Dakota

Contractor:  Predmore, Northey & Amos of Taylor.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story stone, metal and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Taylor opposite the town park. The east front of the rectangular shaped building has a glass entrance at the center. A horizontal stone facing is along the bottom half of the building. An extended roof protects the entrance. The white colored metal siding has vertical ridges. The roof is hipped. The simple furnished courtroom is located on the west side of the building. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 8th Judicial District.

 

See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Blaine CountyBoyd County, Brown CountyCherry County, Custer CountyGarfield CountyGreeley CountyHolt CountyHoward County, Keya Paha County, Rock County, Sherman CountyValley County and Wheeler County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1883 and Kent was designated as the county seat but Taylor took the county seat away from Kent. The first courthouse was a two story four room frame structure built in 1884 by a rancher at no cost who wanted Taylor to be the county seat. The courthouse was demolished when the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1957 to 1958 at a cost of $28,500.

 

 

County Courthouse – Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Log Cabin in town park – Taylor

Photos taken 2006 and 2010