Davis County

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Davis County is named for Garrett Davis, who was a Congressman and later a United States Senator from Kentucky.


Created:  February 17, 1843

County Seat:

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

S – Scotland County, Missouri and Schuyler County, Missouri 

W – Appanoose County




















Photos taken 2008