Iron County

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Iron County is named for the abundance of iron ore in the area.


Created:  February 17, 1857 

County Seat:

Ironton  1857 – present


County Courthouse – Ironton  


Location:  250 South Main Street / West Wayne Street

Built:  1858 – 1860

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Henry H Wright

Contractor:  George S Evans and William F Mitchell


Description: The building faces east and is a two story red brick and stone structure. The building was originally 50 feet by 65 feet. There is white colored stone trim at the corners. The second story windows are arched. A white colored horizontal stone band runs between the first and second stories. A small octagonal cupola sits above the east entrance. In 1964, a three story addition was added to the west side which extended the building to 110 feet. The architect was Hutchens and Frangkiser of Kansas City.


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $14, 000. The cost of construction of the addition constructed in 1964 was $113,000.



N – Crawford County, Washington County and St. Francois County

E – St. Francois County, Madison County and Wayne County

S – Wayne County

W – Reynolds County, Dent County and Crawford County

















Photos taken 2009