Sac County

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Sac

Sac County is named for the Sac Native American tribe.

 

Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Sac City  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sac City

 

Location:  100 NW State Street / Main Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  J M Russell

Contractor:   Asa Platt, D E Hallett, D Carr Early, Justin A Miller, A D Peck, Myme Childs, J E Robbins, James M Fox and W C Shull

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a stone arch with windows on the first story which used to be the main entrance. The base of the building is course stone and stone trim runs in horizontal bands and around the windows. The center section projects from the main building and rises to a third story peak. The building was renovated in 1900. An addition was added on the east side to house the courtroom in 1977. The architect was Keninger, Galvin & Associates and the contractor was McCorkle Construction Company.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1860. The second courthouse was built in 1873 at a cost of $30,000 and was burned down in 1888.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Buena Vista County

E – Calhoun County

S – Carroll County and Crawford County

W – Ida County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2012