Dickinson County

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Dickinson

Dickinson County is named for Don M Dickinson, who was the United States Postmaster General under President Grover Cleveland.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marquette County

E – Marquette County and Menominee County

S – Marinette County, Wisconsin and Florence County, Wisconsin

W – Iron County

 

Created:  May 21, 1891                          Map of Michigan highlighting Dickinson County

County Seat:

Iron Mountain  1891 – present

 

County Courthouse – Iron Mountain  

 

Location:  705 South Stephenson Avenue / East C Street

Built:  1896 – 1897

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  James E Clancy

Contractor:  E E Grip & Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Iron Mountain.The building is faced with rock faced red colored brick and trimmed with Portage Entry sandstone. The building has an 89 foot high square brick tower at the center front of the building. The clock was made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company in 1935. At the base of the tower is a large arch at the entrance.  The north wing and south wing project from the main building. On the south side of the courthouse is the old castle-like jail which is now part of the courthouse.

 

See: The contractor E E Grip built the old courthouse in Ontonagon County and Wahlman and Grip built the courthouses in Gogebic County and Houghton County.

 

History:  Dickinson County was the last county created in Michigan and Iron Mountain became the county seat in 1891. The first and only courthouse was constructed in 1896 to 1897,

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

 

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County Courthouse – Iron Mountain

 

 

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Old County Jail – Iron Mountain

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2015