Cedar County

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Cedar County is named for the abundance of cedar trees In the region.


Created:  February 14, 1845

County Seat:

Crows Mill  1845 – 1846

Stockton     1846 – present


County Courthouse –  Stockton


Location:  113 South Street / Jackson Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  James D Marshall and M Dwight Brown of Kansas City

Contractor:  W F Edgell and Son of Leavenworth


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story monolithic poured concrete structure. The east front has a projecting centre section with three vertical openings for the center entrance and windows. There are decorative panels between the windows. The roof line is flat. This was a Works Projects Administration. The architect was  and the contractor was  Hare and Hare, landscape consultants, assisted with the plan.


Note:  The first courthouse was a house purchased from Samuel Moore in 1847. The second courthouse was built by Dozier C Gill, Isaac Ragan and A M Long in 1852 at a cost of $5,500. Benjamin H Cravens was the superintendent. M C White was hired to complete the building. The third courthouse was built in 1867 under the supervision of B Davis. In 1868, James A Cogle supervised repairs to the building. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $112,600.



N – St. Clair County

E – Polk County

S – Dade County

W – Barton County and Vernon County




















Photos taken 2009