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Broken Bow in Custer County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of First Custer County Courthouse

 
 
Erected and Donated to Custer County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joan Shurtliff, October 5, 2014
1. Erected and Donated to Custer County Marker
Inscription. Erected and Donated to Custer County
By the Citizens and Precinct of Broken Bow A.D. 1889

This site donated to Custer County by Jess Gandy A.D. 1882

Building Committee - S.H. Yoder, W.H. Coon, T.J. Woods, J.B. Lump, W. Hewett, I.H. Barcus; F.S. Allen, Architect; B.B. Colman, Contractor; B.M. Bond, Mason.

Destroyed by fire Jan. 14, 1910
 
Location. 41° 24.144′ N, 99° 38.52′ W. Marker is in Broken Bow, Nebraska, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Avenue and D Street on 10th Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located on the lawn northeast of the Custer County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Broken Bow NE 68822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broken Bow (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nebraska State Grange (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The original courthouse was constructed in 1889 and was destroyed by fire Jan. 14, 1910. The monument is a remembrance of the first courthouse.
 
Additional keywords. Courthouse
 
Categories. Government

 
The original courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1910. image. Click for full size.
By Joan Shurtliff, October 5, 2014
2. The original courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1910.
Custer County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Joan Shurtliff, October 5, 2014
3. Custer County Courthouse
Site of First Custer County Courthouse Marker - Historic Postcard View image. Click for full size.
circa 1912
4. Site of First Custer County Courthouse Marker - Historic Postcard View
 
 
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