Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fremont County Courthouse in Sidney

Fremont County was named for General John Charles Frémont, an explorer and presidential candidate.

Fremont County’s first courthouse was a frame structure built soon after the county seat was moved to Sibley in 1851.

The second courthouse was a two-story brick building with a tall tower completed in 1860. In 1863, severe damage occurred due to a dynamite explosion, with extensive repair required. The courthouse burned in 1888.

Fremont County’s current courthouse, a brick and stone Romanesque design by S. E. Maxon, was completed in 1889. The Fremont County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Visit the Fremont County web site for more information.

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