Sac County

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Sac County is named for the Sac Native American tribe.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Buena Vista County

E – Calhoun County

S – Carroll County and Crawford County

W – Ida County

 

Created:  January 15, 1851                    Map of Iowa highlighting Sac County

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 is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sac City. 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 houses the County District Court of the 2B Judicial District. 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.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Sac Copunty Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1851 and Sac City was selected as the county seat in 1856. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1860. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1873 at a cost of $30,000 and was burned down on October 3, 1888. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1889 to 1890 at ca cost of $30,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Sac City

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes

Photos taken 2008 and 2012