Arthur County

Nestled in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills, Arthur is home to the Baled Hay Church, built in 1928.  Because conventional materials were expensive and difficult to find in that time and place, the Pilgrim Holiness congregation built the church out of baled rye straw with a stucco coating.  The church is listed in the National Register of Historic Place for its unique construction, associated with the history of settlement of the Sandhills.

Other points of interest in this tiny ranching community include the original Arthur County Courthouse and Jail, a tiny building located on Marshall Street between Fir and Elms Streets.   Believed to be the smallest court house to have been used in the United States, it now serves as a museum.

 

Calendar of Events

May
21
Sat
all-day Big Mac Shut Up & Fish
Big Mac Shut Up & Fish
May 21 – May 22 all-day
Big Mac Shut Up & Fish Lake McConaughy May 21-22 2022 The 2022 BIG MAC Shut Up & Fish Tournament will be hosted by Vogl’s Lodge & Lure. . See www.voglslodgeandlure.com for entry forms and more info,[...]
May
26
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square 2022
Sounds on the Square 2022
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square 2022
Mark your calendars for a great summer of FREE LIVE MUSIC at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala. Bring a lawn chair and your friends for these free concerts on Thursday nights May 26 through June 30[...]
Jun
2
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square 2022
Sounds on the Square 2022
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square 2022
Mark your calendars for a great summer of FREE LIVE MUSIC at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala. Bring a lawn chair and your friends for these free concerts on Thursday nights May 26 through June 30[...]