Scott County

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Scott County is named for Winfield Scott, who was the presiding officer at the signing of the peace treaty ending the Black Hawk War.


Created:   December 21, 1837

County Seat:

Davenport  1838 – present


County Courthouse – Davenport


Location:  400 West 4th Street / Scott Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Dougher, Rich & Woodburn

Contractor:  Arthur Ebeling Associates.


Description: The building faces south and is a three story aluminum, glass and concrete structure. The older section is located on the east side. The older section has a central entrance with stone trim. The annex was remodeled in 1973. The new Entrance Pavilion section on the west side, is a dark glass structure and was built in 2007 and was completed in 2008. The architect was Larrison and Associates and the contractor was Tricon Construction of Dubuque.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1842. The second courthouse was designed by J C Cochrane and John W Ross and built by Lang & Moody in 1886 at a cost of $125,000. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $1,480,000.



N – Clinton County

E – Rock Island County, Illinois

S – Muscatine County

W – Cedar County and Jones County























Photos taken 2008