CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PRECAUTIONS
In order to protect our staff and inmates, we ask that you DO NOT enter the facility during this time if you have the following active symptoms:
- Cough/Sneezing Cold Symptoms
- Difficulty breathing
In order to keep our facility free of COVID-19 we ask that you abide by this. Anyone with “active” signs of this virus should stay home, avoid contact with the public, and see their Doctor as soon as possible.
Today, March 24, 2020, the Dawes County Commissioners voted unanimously to close all county buildings to the public beginning at 1:00 pm. This will apply until further notice. For the latest updates on District and County Court please go to the Court System drop down Menu.
ASSESSOR’S GIS SITE
Please follow this link to get to the GIS website.
UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS: GENERAL 2018
The Official Website of Dawes County
Dawes County was a part of the unorganized area of northwestern Nebraska until February 19, 1877, when it became a part of Sioux County from which it was separated February 19, 1885 and was given its present name. Box Butte County was taken from Dawes January 29, 1887, leaving Dawes County with its present area. It was once the home of the Ogallala and Brule Sioux.
The abundant supply of water, wood and shelter brought in the Trappers and the Fur Traders. They were the early pioneers of the westward movement. Then, the soldiers of the United States Army came to maintain order in the new country. The ranchmen came with their great herds of long horn cattle. The homesteaders came and with them in 1885 the first railroad towns were built. The county was filled with pioneer farmers. School houses and churches were erected. Government was instituted. Agriculture was developed. What was begun by the pioneers had become the well developed community of today.
DAWES COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN