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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

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Deer Park Golf Club

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

Valentine, NE Recreation

Walcott House - NHR

This one-and-one-half-story frame house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a simplified example of a Neo-Classical Revival dwelling, based upon earlier Greek Revival style houses in the eastern and mid-western states. F. M.

Valentine, NE National Register

National Wildlife Refuges

One of the world's unique geological areas,k the 19,000-square-mile Sandhills in north-central Nebraska is a vast region of sand dunes blown in by winds about 8,000 years ago. The nearby unchartable maze of grass-covered dunes scared away early pioneers.

Valentine, NE Wildlife Refuges

Cowboy Trail

By the late 1800s, the United States saw railroad tracks stretched, like a giant web, across its entirety, carrying cargo and travelers towards settlement in the West. Long silenced, abandoned, and almost forgotten, a hundred years later the rails are beginning to see travelers once again. They'

Valentine, NE Recreation

Things to do National Register near Valentine, NE