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York County

York County is named for either York in England or York in Pennsylvania.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Polk County

E – Seward County

S – Fillmore County

W – Hamilton County


Created:  March 13, 1855                                   Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska

County Seat:

York  1855 – present


County Courthouse – York  


Location:  510 North Lincoln Avenue / East 5th Street

Built:  1979 – 1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wilson & Company of Salina, Kansas

Contractor:  Central Contracting Corporation of Kearney


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of York. The west side has a recessed first story with entrances towards the north and south. The second story extends outwards and has horizontal glass windows. The roof line is flat. On the east side is a one story section with the courtrooms. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 5th Judicial District. 


See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Boone County, Butler CountyColfax CountyHamilton County, Merrick CountyNance County, Platte CountyPolk CountySeward County.  


History:  The county was created in 1855 and was attached to Seward County for judicial purposes until the county was organized and York was selected as the county seat in 1870. The first officers met at the home of A M Ghost. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1876. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by O H Placey and constructed by D B Howard in 1888. The courthouse was demolished when the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1979 to 1980.



County Courthouse – York











Picture 1888 County Courthouse – York

Photos taken 2009