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Cherry County Courthouse - NHR


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Cherry County Courthouse - NHR

Although Cherry County is the largest county (in square miles) in Nebraska, early settlement did not occur until
the late 1870s. By the early 1880s, however, settlement began to increase spurred on, in part, by the
construction of the railroad. In 1883 Cherry County was organized. The following year Valentine, the county
seat, was incorporated. Initially, the county rented office space in Valentine. In 1900 voters approved a bond
issue to finance the construction of a courthouse. Events moved quickly thereafter and in November 1901 the
courthouse opened its doors. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Come visit us in Valentine, Nebraska

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Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch Historical Park

Ever wonder what ranch life was like during the settlement of the Sandhills in the late 1800's? A visit to the Arthur Bowring Sandhills State Historical Park will let you see

Valentine, NE Museums

Cherry County Historic Bridges - NHR

Cherry County has six bridges listed on the National Historic Register usually designated as such because of their age and unique designs.

Bell Bridge

Valentine, NE National Register

Deer Park Golf Club

Deer Park is a scenic nine-hole golf course overlooking the Minnecheduza Creek

Valentine, NE Recreation

Cherry County Courthouse - NHR

Although Cherry County is the largest county (in square miles) in Nebraska, early settlement did not occur until the late 1870s. By the early 1880s, however, settlement began to increase spurred on, in part, by the construction of the railroad. In 1883

Valentine, NE National Register

Centennial Hall and Museum

The bond issue to build the Valentine Public School was approved in February 1897. It was designed by Omaha architect Charles F. Beindorff, and construction was completed in 1898. The two-story brick structure

Valentine, NE Museums

Things to do National Register near Valentine, NE