Humboldt County is named for Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, who was a famous German scientist, explorer and statesman.
Created: August 31, 1857
Dakota City 1857 – present
County Courthouse – Dakota City
Location: 203 Main Street / 3rd Street North
Built: 1938 – 1939
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Dougher, Rich & Woodburn of Des Moines
Contractor: Holtze Construction Company of Sioux City
Description: The building faces south and is a three story rectangular brick structure. The building is constructed with gray and buff colored brick and trimmed with Bedford stone. The south entrance is flanked by large Art Deco lamps. The roof line is flat.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1873 at a cost of $5,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $170,000.
N – Kossuth County
E – Wright County
S – Webster County
Photos taken 2008