Muscatine County

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Muscatine County is named for the Muscatine Native American tribe, or for the Native American word for “prairie”.


Created:  December 7, 1836

County Seat:

Muscatine  1836 – present


County Courthouse – Muscatine


Location:  401 East 3rd Street / Walnut Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J E Mills of Detroit, Michigan

Contractor:  W J McAlpine of Dixon, Illinois


Description: The building faces southeast and is a three story stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. There is a central portico supported by four high columns rising from the second story to the pediment at the roof line. The north and south wings project from the main building. On the center of the roof is a high clock tower with open sides.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in Bloomington ( Muscatine ) in 1840 at a cost of $15,000 and was destroyed by fire. The second courthouse was built by J C Farrand in 1867 at a cost of $29,000.


County Administration – Muscatine




Location:   414 East 3rd Street / Walnut Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick structure.



N – Cedar County and Scott County

E – Scott County and Rock Island County, Illinois

S – Rock Island County, Illinois and Louisa County

W – Louisia County and Johnson County

















Photos taken 2008