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Pierce County

Pierce County is named for Franklin Pierce, who was the President of the United States from 1853 to 1857.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Knox County and Cedar County

E – Cedar County and Wayne County

S – Madison County

W – Antelope County


Created:  January 26, 1856                    Map of Nebraska highlighting Pierce County

County Seat:

Pierce  1870 – present


County Courthouse – Pierce


Location:  111 West Court Street / Brown Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Everett J Simpson of Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Radec Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story brown colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Pierce. The south front has a recessed center section with a dark glass central entrance. The west section extends south with a glass entrance on the south side. Similarly the east section extends south and has a glass entrance on the south side. A white colored band runs below the flat roof line. The north part of the main building rises above the flat roof line. The building houses the County District Court and County Court of the 7th Judicial District.


See:  The architect, Everett J Simpson of Architects Inc., designed courthouses in Madison County and Stanton County.


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Antelope County, Cuming County, Knox County, Madison County, Stanton County and Wayne County.


History:  The county was created in 1856 and Pierce was selected as the county seat in 1870. The first courthouse was built in 1871 at a cost of $4,000. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Fisher & Russell and built by Sprecher & Barris in 1889 to 1890 at a cost of $25,000. The building was remolded in 1932. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1977 to 1978.



County Courthouse – Pierce






















County District Court and County Court courtroom











Photos taken 2009 and 2023