Isanti County is the name of the Izanty Indians, the ancient name of the Santee Indians, members of the Dakota alliance.
Created: February 13, 1857
Cambridge 1854 – present
County Courthouse – Cambridge
Location: 555 18th Avenue SW / Dellwood Street South
Built: 1993 – 1996
Architect: Buetow and Associates, Inc.
Contractor: Lovering Johnson Inc.
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south of the center of the city. On the north front is a large yellowish colored stone clad portico with dark glass windows. On the east section are long vertical windows and on the west section are small rectangular windows. The roof line is flat. The courtrooms are located on the second story.
Old County Courthouse - Cambridge
Location: 237 2nd Avenue SW / Birch Street
Built: 1887 – 1888
Style: French Second Empire and Italianate
Architect: P J Lind
Contractor: P J Lind
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a square brick tower with buff stone frame at the entrance and steep mansard roof. The main roof is gray slate. There is a brick belt between the first and second stories. The basement was remodeled in 1996. The building now houses commercial offices.
N – Kanabec County
E – Chisago County
S – Anoka County
Old County Courthouse
Photos taken 2007, 2010 and 2019