Jefferson County

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Jefferson

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Created:  December 7, 1836

County Seat:

Fairfield  1840 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fairfield

 

Location:  51 West Briggs Avenue / North Main Street

Built:  1891 – 1893

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  H C Koch and Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Contractor:  Theodore Peterson of Chicago, Illinois

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story stone and red colored brick structure. The exterior of the building is Cleveland gray colored sandstone and the upper part is red colored brick. On the southwest corner is a high square clock tower with steep red roof. On the southeast corner is an octagonal tower with dome roof. The south front has a large arch at the first story entrance rising to a peaked roof. The interior has native oak woodwork. During construction, the superintendent was Thomas L Hoffman.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $73,630.87.

 

See: The architect, H C Koch and Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designed courthouses in Mahaska County, Montgomery County and Webster County and in Kansas in Marshall County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Keokuk County and Washington County

E – Henry County

S – Van Buren County

W – Wapello County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2012