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Rich in History

Today, Rice County remains rich in history. Many buildings in the County have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The list includes the Rice County Courthouse and the Community Corrections Building. In 1873, the corner lots where the Community Corrections Building now stands were purchased, and permanent quarters for the courthouse and jail were constructed on the sites of the present county buildings in 1874. The jail was condemned in 1910 and replaced by the present structure the same year. This structure was the Rice County Jail until the Law Enforcement Center was built in 1975 and the building was remodeled for the Rice County Social Services Department.

Historic Documents & Images

Access the Register of Historic Places in Rice County (PDF).
View images of some of the buildings from the Register of Historic Places in Rice County.