Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
Created: December 7, 1836
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.
E – Henry County
S – Van Buren County
W – Wapello County
Photos taken 2008 and 2012