Henry County

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Henry County is named for Henry Dodge, who was the governor of the Wisconsin Territory or for James Dougherty Henry, who was a general in the Black Hawk War.

 

Created:  December 7, 1836

County Seat:

Mount Pleasant  1837 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mount Pleasant

 

Location:  100 East Washington Street / South Main Street

Built:  1912 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J W Royer of Urbana, Illinois

Contractor:  English Brothers of Champaign, Illinois

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story stone structure. The central section extends from the main building and has a stone framed doorway with small pediment above. Four large columns rise from the first story to the top of the second story. The foundation is horizontal stonework. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1837 by George W Patterson, Levi Hagar and Everett Rogers. The second courthouse was built in 1870 as the Hill Block.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Washington County and Louisa County

E – Louisa County and Des Moines County

S – Lee County

W – Van Buren County and Jefferson County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008