Hamilton County

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Hamilton County is named for William W Hamilton, who served as President of the Iowa State Senate.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wright County

E – Hardin County

S – Story County and Boone County

W – Webster County


Created:  December 22, 1856                Map of Iowa highlighting Hamilton County

County Seat:

Webster City  1856 – present


County Courthouse – Webster City


Location:  2300 Superior Street / Fair Meadows Crescent

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Smith-Voorhees-Jensen Associates

Contractor:  Sande Construction & Supply Co., Inc.


Description: The building faces south and is a two story brick, stone and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Webster City. The upper part of the building is tan colored brick and the lower part is black stone from Georgia. The entrance on the south side is recessed into the side of the hill with a black stone wall extending south. The windows are vertical and the roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court of the 2B Judicial District.


History:  The county was created in 1856 and Webster City was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1866 at a cost of $1,934.  The second courthouse was designed by Street & Baker and built by John M Rice in 1976 at a cost of $50,000.


Old County Courthouse – Webster City


Location:  Superior Street / Pleasant Street

Built:  1866

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces north and is a two story white colored wood frame structure. The building was originally located at Bank Street and Seneca Street. Today this building has been moved to the grounds of the Wilson Brewer Historic Park. The rectangular building has a hipped roof.


See:  The 2B Judicial District includes Boone County, Calhoun CountyGreene CountyHardin County, Humboldt CountyMarshall County, Pocahontas CountyStory County, Webster County and Wright County.




County Courthouse – Webster City










Photos taken 2008