Gentry County

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Gentry County is named for Richard Gentry, who was from Boone County in Missouri and who was a soldier in the Seminole War of 1837.


Created:  February 14, 1854 

County Seat:

Albany  1854 – present


County Courthouse – Albany  


Location:  200 West Clay Street / South Smith Street

Built:  1884 – 1885

Style:  Second Empire and Late Victorian

Architect:  Edmund J Eckel of Eckel and Mann

Contractor:  Rufus K Allen of St. Joseph


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has a large square tower with large arch at the first story entrance and rising to a clock with peaked roof above. There is a mansard roof with dormers with bracketed eaves and decorative arched drip molding. The east and west wings project from the main building. There are dormers on the third story.


Note:  The first courthouse was built under the supervision of Isaac Cameron in 1845. The second courthouse was built by George H Mosley in 1853 to 1855 at a cost of #6,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $29,100.



N – Worth County

E – Harrison County and Daviess County

S – DeKalb County

W – Andrew County and Nodaway County





County Courthouse



















Photos taken 2009