Jones County

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Jones County is named for George Wallace Jones, who was one of the first United States Senators from Iowa.


Created:  December 21, 1837

County Seat:

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.



N – Delaware County and Dubuque County 

E – Jackson County and Clinton County

S – Cedar County

W – Linn County





Photos taken 2008