Winnebago County

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Winnebago

Winnebago County is named for the Winnebago Native American tribe that inhabited the area.

 

Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Forest City  1857 – present

 

County Courthouse – Forest City

 

Location:  126 South Clark Street / West J Street

Built:  1894 – 1896

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Kinney & Orth

Contractor:  F A Gross

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The northeast corner has a large square brick clock tower rising four stories. The front has three arches on the first story. The base of the building is course stone. An addition was added on the west side in 2002.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by Martin Bumgardner in 1877. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $25,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Faribault County, Minnesota and Freeborn County, Minnesota 

E – Worth County

S – Hancock County

W – Kossuth County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2012