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

Jan
28
Sat
8:00 am Eagle Viewing
Eagle Viewing
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam on Lake Ogallala will be open Saturdays and Sundays from January 7 through February 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.   A vehicle permit is needed to[...]
Feb
4
Sat
8:00 am Eagle Viewing
Eagle Viewing
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam on Lake Ogallala will be open Saturdays and Sundays from January 7 through February 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.   A vehicle permit is needed to[...]
Feb
5
Sun
8:00 am Eagle Viewing
Eagle Viewing
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam on Lake Ogallala will be open Saturdays and Sundays from January 7 through February 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.   A vehicle permit is needed to[...]
Feb
11
Sat
8:00 am Eagle Viewing
Eagle Viewing
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam on Lake Ogallala will be open Saturdays and Sundays from January 7 through February 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.   A vehicle permit is needed to[...]