Jones County is named for George Wallace Jones, who was one of the first United States Senators from Iowa.
Created: December 21, 1837
Edinburgh 1837 – 1847
Anamosa 1847 – present
County Courthouse – Anamosa
Location: 500 West Main Street / High Street
Built: 1936 – 1937
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Dougher, Rich and Woodburn of Des Moines
Contractor: C C Larsen & Sons Company of Council Bluffs
Description: The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The central entrance is recessed with Art Deco lamp stands at the steps. The east and west wings are one story and project from the main building. The second and third stories are recessed. The building has a flat roof line. The building is a Works Project Administration project.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1848 at a cost of $800. In 1864, the County purchased the second floor of the Shaw Building. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $200,000.
S – Cedar County
W – Linn County
Photos taken 2008