Dade County

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Dade County is named for Francis L Dade, who was a Major in the United States 4th Infantry Regiment during the Second Seminole War.


Created:  January 29, 1841

County Seat:

Greenfield  1841 – present


County Courthouse – Greenfield  


Location:  300 West Water Street / North Main Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Fred C Bonsack and Harvey J Pearce of St. Louis

Contractor:  C F Rinehart Construction Company of St. Louis


Description: The building faces east and is a two story gray colored Carthage stone structure. The building is 70 feet by 70 feet. The east front and all sides have two inset columns rising to a header at the roof line. A cornice runs below the flat roof line. This was a Works Projects Administration.


Note:  The first court met at the home of William Penn. The first courthouse was built by R S Jacobs and Joseph Griggs in Greenfield in 1842 at a cost of $800 to $900. The second courthouse was built by Dozier C Gill in 1850 at a cost of $7,500 and was destroyed on October 6, 1863. The third courthouse was built by Francis M Wilson in 1868 at a cost of $10,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $135,000.



N – Cedar County

E – Polk County and Greene County

S – Lawrence County

W – Jasper County and Barton County























Photos taken 2009