Kimball County was created out of Cheyenne County in 1888. The centrally located city of Kimball has been the only county seat. County officials initially rented space for courthouse use. In 1893 a fr... Kimball County Courthouse
In 1962, Kimball marked its place in history when construction began on a vast complex of Minuteman Missile silos. Kimball is the center of the largest complex of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in the world, with about 200 Minuteman III ICBMs in silos in the tri-state area.
In the extreme southwest corner of the county, thirty three miles from Kimball, rises the highest point in Nebraska. This site, 5,424 feet above sea level, looks more like a rise in a pasture than the highest point in the state.