Mitchell County is named for John Mitchell, who was an Irish patriot.
Created: January 15, 1851
Osage 1855 – present
Former County Courthouse – Osage
Location: 508 State Street / South 5th Street
Style: Italianate, Greek and Gothic
Architect: John C Bishop
Contractor: John Robb, S B Chase and Jacob I Chase of Osage
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The south front has a large porch with four large columns rising to the top of the second story. Above the porch is a square white colored wood cupola with silver colored dome. The roof is hipped. On the east side a section projects from the main building. In 1879 to 1882, two story wings were constructed on the east and west sides. In 1926, a short wing was constructed on the south side. An addition was built in 1976. The building was razed in 2014 for construction of the new courthouse.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Mitchell County Courthouse
County Courthouse – Osage
Location: 212 South 5th Street / State Street
Built: 2014 – 2015
Architect: FEH Architects, Inc.
Contractor: Henkel Construction Company of Mason City
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and is a square shape. The west front has a portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The south and north sides have high porticoes with white colored columns. The roof is hipped. with square cupola. The second story has a Magistrate Courtroom and a larger District Court Courtroom.
Note: The cost of construction was $6,580,000.
N – Mower County, Minnesota
E – Howard County
S – Floyd County
Photos taken 2008, 2010, 2015 and 2017