Iroquois County

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Iroquois

Iroquois County is named for the Iroquois, which applied to a former confederacy of six Native American peoples, the Mohawk, Onedida, Seneca, Onodaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora who settled along the Hudson River Valley in New York.

 

Created:  February 26, 1833

County Seat:

Montgomery  1837 – 1839

Middleport     1839 – 1865

Watseka        1865 – present

 

County Courthouse – Watseka

 

Location:  550 South 10th Street / East Grant Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Graham Anderson Probst & White of Chicago

Contractor:  R T Milord Company

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story rectangular concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front has a large dark glass front at the entrance. There are few windows in the building and the rest is sold concrete walls. The roof line is flat.

 

County Administration – Watseka

 

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Location:  1001 East Grant Street / South 11th Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces north and is a one story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The roof line is flat.

                         

Old County Courthouse – Watseka

 

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Location:  103 West Cherry Street / South 2nd Street

Built:  1866

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  C B Leach

Contractor:  A C Montor

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. Additions were built on the sides in 1881 and 1927. The building is now the Iroquois County Museum.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Kankakee County

E – Newton County, Indiana and Benton County, Indiana

S – Vermilion County and Ford County

W – Ford County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

Photos taken 2008