Marion County

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Marion

Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.

 

Created:  June 10, 1845

County Seat:

Knoxville  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Knoxville

 

Location:  214 East Main Street / South 3rd Street

Built:  1896

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Mifflin Emien Bell

Contractor:  Charles A Moses

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The center section projects from the main building with entrance having three arches on the first story. Above is a large arched window on the second story rising to an arched window at the fourth story dormer. There are small dormers along the roof. In the center of the building is a high square stone clock tower with open arch, clock above and steep peaked roof.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1846 at a cost of $700. The second courthouse was built in 1856 at a cost of $20,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $80,000.

 

Courthouses:

N – Jasper County

E – Mahaska County

S – Monroe County and Lucas County 

W – Warren County

 

 

                       

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Photos taken 2008