Winneshiek County is named for Winneshiek, who was a chief of the Winnebago Native American tribe.
Created: February 20, 1847
Decorah 1847 – present
County Courthouse – Decorah
Location: 201 West Main Street / Court Street
Built: 1903 – 1904
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Kinney & Detweiler of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contractor: O H Olson
Description: The building faces north and is a two story brownish colored stone structure which is located on a small hill with landscaped grounds. The north front has a large portico supported by four large columns with the pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance is arched with a small stone balcony above. Stone figures decorate the entrance. The corner pavilions extend from the building. The base is a red colored stone. In the center of the building is a high square dome with clock and small round dome at the top with green roof.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1858 at a cost of $18,000. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $125,000.
E – Allamakee County
S – Fayette County
Photos taken 2007