Linn County is named for Lewis Fields Linn, who was a doctor and a United States Senator from Missouri.
Created: December 21, 1837
Marion 1839 – 1919
Cedar Rapids 1919 – present
County Courthouse – Cedar Rapids
Location: 50 3rd Avenue Bridge ( Mays Island )
Built: 1929 – 1933
Style: Roman and Greek
Architect: Joseph W Royer and James A Wetmore
Contractor: Madsen & Peterson
Description: The building faces northwest and is a two story Bedford limestone structure. The front has ten large columns with recessed windows and entrances. The interior has posts and walls made of travertine and marble floors. The building was rededicated in 1975, and the building was repaired after a flood in 2008.
Note: The first courthouse was built in Marion in 1842 at a cost of $40,000. The previous courthouse was designed by George W Gray and constructed in Marion in 1855. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $1,300,000.
S – Johnson County
W – Benton County
Photos taken 2008