Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
Created: August 30, 1855
Oskaloosa 1855 – present
County Courthouse – Oskaloosa
Location: 300 Jefferson Street / Liberty Street
Built: 1896 – 1897
Architect: Kiene and Bradley and Associates
Contractor: J A Lundgren & Sons
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a central entrance on the first story with glass panels and small over hanging canopy. Six blue vertical pillars run along the building. A horizontal concrete band divides the first and second stories. The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1988. The architect was Ossmann & Associates and the contractor was Tefft & Donaldson Contractors.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by E D Baldwin and constructed by Graham & Swain in 1868. The building was damaged by a tornado in 1960 and subsequently demolished.
N – Atchison County
Photos taken 2010