Chickasaw County is named for the Chickasaw Native American tribe whose Chief was Bradford.
Created: January 15, 1851
Bradford 1854 – 1857
New Hampton 1857 – present
County Courthouse – New Hampton
Location: 8 East Prospect Street / North Chestnut Avenue
Built: 1929 – 1930
Architect: Ralston & Ralston of Waterloo
Contractor: Tapager Construction Company of Albert Lea, Minnesota
Description: The building faces south and is a three story gray Bedford limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city.The central entrance has a projecting overhang. The first story has horizontal stonework with a projecting ridge above. The roof line has a wide band of limestone. During construction, the superintendent was George Metcalf.
Note: The first courthouse was built in Bradford in 1854. The second courthouse was built in New Hampton in 1865. The building was destroyed by fire in 1880. The third courthouse was designed and built by Louis Brown in 1881 at a cost of $10,500. Additions were added in 1905 and 1906 designed by Harry E Netcott. The building burned in 1928. The present courthouse at a cost of $134,000.
N – Howard County
S – Bremer County
W – Floyd County
Photos taken 2008