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Gibbon in Buffalo County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Buffalo County Court House

 
 
First Buffalo County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2012
1. First Buffalo County Court House Marker
Inscription.

On Oct. 10, 1871 the Buffalo County seat was by vote located at Gibbon.

On this site was built the first Buffalo County Courthouse in 1873. Hand made brick in base, made from local clay is from this courthouse razed in 1909.

On Oct. 13, 1874 the Buffalo County seat was by vote relocated at Kearny. Hand hewn stone in base is from the Kearney Courthouse razed in 1975.

Plaque erected by Exchange Bank, Gibbon
Stone and brick by Gage Vohland and A.W. Skeen Families
 
Location. 40° 44.81′ N, 98° 50.733′ W. Marker is in Gibbon, Nebraska, in Buffalo County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street (Nebraska Route 10C) and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Gibbon Heritage Center, Gibbon NE 68840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gibbon (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nebraska Centre - Boyd Ranche (approx. 1.3 miles away); D. E. "Mac" McGregor

First Buffalo County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2012
2. First Buffalo County Court House Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gibbon (approx. 2.8 miles away); Joseph E. Johnson and the Huntsmanís Echo (approx. 6.2 miles away); Shelton Pioneers (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gibbon.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Gibbon, Nebraska. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Buffalo County NE Historical Information. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
First Buffalo County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2012
3. First Buffalo County Court House Marker
To right of former church entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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