Burt County Courthouse - NHR

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Burt County Courthouse - NHR

Built in the Beaux Arts style the Burt County Courthouse was completed in 1917, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The four-story building measures 65 feet by 85 feet and features massive columns on three sides of the exterior. Inside, a two-story well highlights a mosaic tile seal of the "great State of Nebraska." Interior treatment also includes marble wainscoting, ceramic tile, ornate plaster details, and wrought iron stair railings.

Burt County was established in 1854. That same year, a group of settlers established what is present-day
Tekamah. The following year Tekamah was named the county seat. From 1857 to 1867 a small two-story log
blockhouse doubled as the first courthouse. A second courthouse was used until the construction of the present
building. Plans for the new building dated from 1913. In 1914 the county residents voted to accept a tax levy to
finance the construction of the new courthouse. No further action appears to have occurred until 1916 when
construction began.

Address: 13th Street between M and N Streets

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Burt County Museum

The Burt County Museum is located in the E.C. Houston House built for Emsley Clinton Houston. Houston was the owner and founder of the Houston Lumber Company in Tekamah and also served as vice president of the First National Bank of

Tekamah, NE Museums

Master's Hand Candle Company Serendipity Chocolate Factory

Located along the Louis & Clark Scenic Byway, your ADVENTURE starts here! Serendipity Chocolate Factory and Master's Hand Candle Company~ Tons of fun and adventure under 1 roof! Watch as we show you the lost art of chocolate making! We may even ask you to join in and experience the fun!

Tekamah, NE Tours

John Henry Stork Log House - NHR

John Henry Stork came to Burt County from Prussia in 1864 and settled on a farm in Arizona Precinct near Tekamah. Stork later built the log house and in September 1871 received his homestead patent from the U.S.

Tekamah, NE National Register

Carnegie Library

An $8,000 gift more than 85 years ago has resulted in decades of reading enjoyment for citizens of Tekamah and the surrounding area. The building itself, an example of the Renaissance Revival style, is listed on the Nebraska Register of Historic Places

Tekamah, NE Carnegie Libraries

Nolana School

The one-room schoolhouse is located on the grounds of the Burt County Museum. It was built in 1903, and was formerly known as the Nolana School in rural Burt County, It was moved to the museum complex in 1988.

Tekamah, NE Historic Schoolhouses

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