Cherokee County

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Cherokee County is named for the Cherokee Native American tribe.


Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Cherokee  1851 – present


County Courthouse – Cherokee


Location:  520 West Main Street / North 6th Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Dougher Frevert & Ramsey

Contractor:  Hagan Company


Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story buff colored  brick, concrete and glass structure. The building sits on the side of a slope with the main entrance on the second story at the southwest corner. The roof line overhangs the main building with horizontal dividers and recessed walls. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1863 at a cost of $1,900. The previous courthouse was designed by Zoll & Kramer and constructed by Seeley Son & Company in 1891 at a cost of $50,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $475,000.



N – O’Brien County

E – Buena Vista County

S – Ida County and Wodbury County

W – Plymouth County




















Photos taken 2008