Davis County is named for Garrett Davis, who was a Congressman and later a United States Senator from Kentucky.
Created: February 17, 1843
Bloomfield 1844 – present
County Courthouse – Bloomfield
Location: 100 Courthouse Square / West Franklin Street – Madison Street
Built: 1877 – 1878
Style: Victorian, Second Empire and General Grant Gothic
Architect: T J Tolan & Son
Contractor: W B Larkworthy and E W Menke
Description: The building faces north and is a two story stone structure. The building has wrought iron trim and a mansard roof with small dormer windows. The central entrance section projects from the main building. On the center of the roof is a large square cupola with clock and with The Goddess of Justice at the top.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1844 in Bloomfield at a cost of $339. In 1951, a Methodist church was used as a courtroom until 1875.
N – Wapello County
E – Van Buren County
W – Appanoose County
Photos taken 2008