Page County

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Page County is named for John Page, who was a captain in the Mexican-American War.


Created:  February 24, 1847

County Seat:

Clarinda  1853 – present


County Courthouse – Clarinda


Location:  112 East Main Street / North 16th Street

Built:  1885 – 1887

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Foster and Leibbe

Contractor:  William Butler


Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. There is a one story stone portico on the first story. The west central section projects from the main building. A wide white colored cornice runs below the projecting eave. The windows on the second story are arched. In the center of the building is a high square white cupola with clock and steep roof having a fenced platform at the top. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 1991.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1853 and was destroyed by fire in 1858. The second courthouse was built in 1856 and the third courthouse was built in 1873 at a cost of $7,456. The present and third courthouse was constructed at a cost of $71,000 and was remodeled after a fire in 1991.



N – Montgomery County

E – Taylor County

S – Nodaway County, Missouri and Atchison County, Missouri 

W – Fremont County





County Courthouse










Photos taken 2008