Nemaha County Courthouse - Auburn, Ne.
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N 40° 23.108 W 095° 50.649
15T E 258577 N 4474388
Quick Description: This official Nebraska State Historical Marker is located on the southeastern grounds of the Nemaha County Courthouse - 1824 N St in Auburn, Ne.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2014 9:08:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMMARC
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Long Description:
This official Nebraska State Historical Marker is located on the southeastern grounds of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The area that the marker has been posted has been heavily landscaped with various grasses and bushes. The marker itself is in excellent condition. The text reads:

NEMAHA COUNTY
COURTHOUSE


The Nemaha county seat was established at Brownville in March 1855 by the first territorial legislature. Brownville retained the county seat until an 1883 election approved its removal to Auburn, a town formed in 1882 by the merger of the adjacent villages of Sheridan and Calvert. The first courthouse in Auburn was a frame structure at this site, which soon proved inadequate. A series of elections culminated in 1899 with approval of $40,000 in bonds to build a new courthouse.
That same year the county commissioners accepted a design by Nebraska architect George A. Berlinghof and construction began. Stone was quarried about five miles west of Auburn and brick was produced by a local brickyard. The cornerstone was laid on May 25, 1900, in a ceremony featuring former Nebraska Governor Robert W. Furnas. County offices moved into the new courthouse December 1900.
The symmetrical building with two main entrances, executed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, features corner towers, permanent materials, elaborate ornamentation, and reflects permanence and stability. In 1990 the Nemaha County Courthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Nemaha County Development Alliance        Nemaha County Lodging Tax
Nebraska State Historical Society, 2010
Marker Name: Nemaha County Courthouse

City: yes

Roadside: yes

Other: no

Web Address if available:: Not listed

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