Jo Daviess County

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Jo Daviess County is named for Joseph Hamilton Daviess, who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe and who was the United States District Attorney for Kentucky.


Created:  February 17, 1827

County Seat:

Galena 1827 – present


County Courthouse – Galena


Location:  330 North Bench Street / Franklin Street

Built:  1839 – 1844

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  Charles H Roger

Contractor:  John L Slaymaker and Samuel Mazzuchelli.


Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a central projecting section with arch and recessed entrance on the first story. The central section rises to a pediment. The building has a course stone foundation and a mansard roof with circular windows. In 1970, a stone addition was added on the west side and a further extension was added in 1976.



N – Grant County, Wisconsin and Lafayette County, Wisconsin 

E – Stephenson County

S – Carroll County

W – Jackson County, Iowa and Dubuque County, Iowa










Photos taken 2008