Jackson County

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Jackson County is named for Henry Jackson, who was the first merchant in Saint Paul and a member of the first territorial legislature.

 

Created:  May 23, 1857

County Seat:

Jackson  1857 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jackson

 

Location:  405   4th Street / Sherman Street

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Buechner and Orth of Minneapolis

Contractor:  Charles Skooglun of Saint Paul

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story gray colored Bedford limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious sloped landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The high segmented dome is topped by a cast-metal statue of Justice. On the east front, monumental stone columns rise to a pediment. The symmetrical pavilions reflect the classicism of civic buildings at that time. The building is 80 feet by 120 feet. Inside is a central octagonal atrium with murals. There is a stained glass ceiling at the top of the dome.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed and built by T L Twilford of Spirit Lake in 1871 to 1873. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $117,435.

 

See:  The architect Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota designed many courthouses.

 

County Government Center – Jackson

 

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Location:  405   4th Street / Sherman Street

Built:  2010 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wold Architects and Engineers

Contractor:  Contegrity Group. Inc. of Little Falls

 

Description:  The building faces east and

Courthouses:  

N – Cottonwood County

E – Martin County

S – Emmet County, Iowa, Dickinson County, Iowa and Osceola County, Iowa

W – Nobles County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Government Center

 

 

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