Palo Alto County

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Palo Alto

Palo Alto County is named for the first battlefield in the Mexican-American War.

 

Created:  January 18, 1851

County Seat:

Paoli              1866 – 1875

Emmetsburg  1875 – present

 

County Courthouse – Emmetsburg

 

Location:  1010 Broadway Street / 12th Street

Built:  1880 – 1881

Style:  Victorian

Architect:  B J Bartlet

Contractor:  D E Burdick

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a high square tower with extending roof rising three stories at the entrance. The base of the building is darker red colored brick. The building was extensively remodeled in 1960 and 1969 when the cupola was removed.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1866 at Paoli.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Emmet County

E – Kossuth County

S – Pocahontas County

W – Clay County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2010