Marshall County is named for John Marshall, who was the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
E – La Salle County
W – Stark County
Created: January 19, 1839
Lacon 1850 – present
County Courthouse – Lacon
Location: 122 North Prairie Street / 5th Street
Built: 1853 – 1854
Style: Georgian Revival
Architect: Comegys & Brother and Card and Haggard
Contractor: Comegys & Brother and Card and Haggard
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lacon. The west front has a framed entrance with a double window above on the second story. The window headers a light colored stone. The base of the building is a course stone. A wide horizontal band runs along the roof line with a pediment above the entrance. A two story red colored brick addition was added to the east side of the building and a one story buff colored brick addition was constructed on the north side.
History: The county was created in 1839 and Lacon was selected as the county seat in 1840. The first courthouse was a brick structure built in 1840 at a cost of $8,000. The courthouse burned on January 5, 1853. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1853 to 1854 at a cost of $7,352.
Photos taken 2006