Grundy County

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Grundy County is named for Felix Grundy, who was a United States Attorney General and a United States Senator from Tennessee.


Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Grundy Center  1856 – present


County Courthouse – Grundy Center


Location:  706 G Avenue / 7th Street

Built:  1891 – 1893

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:   Kramer & Zoll

Contractor:  Seeley, Son & Company


Description: The building faces north and is a two story stone castle-like structure. The northeast corner has a high clock tower with peaked red roof. The north entrance has an arch with two arches on the second story. The west section projects from the building and has a stone front to the third story. The roof is sloped.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1857. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $45,532.



N – Butler County

E – Black Hawk County

S – Tama County 

W – Hardin County
















Photos taken 2008