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
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.
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Photos taken 2008