Lincoln County Courthouse
Backstory and Context
Settlement in North Platte began in the 1840s when settlers started to pass through the area. The community became more established after the Union Pacific Railroad built a line to the it in 1866. This made the town a key rail terminus and two additional rail lines would reach it. The next year, North Platte was named the county seat. In 1876, the first courthouse was built. As the population in the town and county grew, it became clear by the turn-of-the century that a new courthouse was needed.
However, it took until 1921 for the construction of the current building to begin. Unfortunately, a fire broke out in the old courthouse while the new one was under construction. As a result, the building was not finished completely until 1932. The county did move into it in 1924. It has served the county ever since.
Beving, Barbara L. "Lincoln County Courthouse." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. January 10, 1990. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/89002224_text.