Warren County

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Warren County is named for Joseph Warren, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  January 13, 1846

County Seat:

Indianola  1846 – present


County Courthouse – Indianola


Location:  115 North Howard Street / Salem Avenue

Built:  1938

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Keffer and Jones of Des Moines

Contractor:  F B Dickinson & Company of Des Moines, Hoofnagle & Miller and Capital Electric Company


Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The center section is recessed with a wide framed entrance. Buff colored brick trims the north and south ends and along the sides of the building. The building has a flat roof.  An addition was constructed in 1988 and 1989. The architect was Frevert Ramsey Kobes and the contractor was Ringland Johnson Crowley.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1851. The second courthouse was designed by C A Dunham and constructed by Jacob Reichard in 1868. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $80,000.


Note:  A new courthouse is being constructed on the site of the former courthouse.



N – Polk County

E – Marion County

S – Lucas County and Clarke County

W – Madison County





County Courthouse



















Photos taken 2008