Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sac County Courthouse in Sac City

Sac County was named for the Sac Native American tribe.

Sac County’s first courthouse was built in 1862 in Sac City. The tiny log courthouse served the county until 1873.

The second courthouse was a two-story brick and limestone building with a tower, designed by O. J. King and built in 1873. It burned in 1888 by a prisoner escaping from the adjacent jail.

Sac County’s current courthouse, a brick and stone Romanesque style by J. M. Russell, was completed in 1890. The original tower was removed in 1890. The Sac County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Visit the Sac County and Sac City History web site for more information.

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