Cass County Courthouse, Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 41° 00.681 W 095° 53.019
15T E 257507 N 4544023
Quick Description: This courthouse was constructed in 1891-92 to secure Plattsmouth's status as county seat.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 12:23:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM3KZH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 61

Long Description:
Cass county, established in 1855 was one of the first counties organized in Nebraska which was still a territory at the time. Plattsmouth, an early settlement on the Missouri River at the extreme northeast of the county was the county seat but by 1880 as population expanded westward there were plans to move the county seat to a more central location. Plattsmouth officials quickly secured a bond issue and by 1892 had constructed a new, large, expensive courthouse which served to keep the county seat in Plattsmouth.

The impressive red brick courthouse, which stands on a small rise in a courthouse square, is Romanesque Revival style with a tall central clock tower and four corner turrets. A boulder in front of the building bears a plaque making the site of the first courthouse built in 1863.

The Courthouse was placed on the National Historical registe in 1990.
Year Built: 1891-92

Current Use of Building: Courthouse

Level of Courts: County

Architect: William Gray

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1892 - present

Physical Address:
346 Main Street Plattsmouth, Ne. 68048


Related Website: [Web Link]

Hours: Not listed

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