Linn County

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Linn

Linn County is named for Lewis F Linn, who was a United States Senator from Missouri and who was born in Kentucky.

 

Created:  January 6, 1837 

County Seat:

Linneus  1837 – present

 

County Courthouse – Linneus  

 

Location:  108 North High Street / State Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  R W Trump and Rae Sanneman-Goold of Kansas City

Contractor:  Ray and Son

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and stone structure. The rectangular building is 55 feet by 80 feet and has stone facing on the first story. The center sections on each side project slightly. The roof line is flat with a cornice below. .

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by David Jenkins and Goldsby Quinn in 1841 at a cost of 516.50. The second courthouse was designed by Thomas Barbee and was built by Joseph (or James) L. Nelson in 1848 at a cost of $3,894.85. The building was remodeled in 1865 to 1867. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $60,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sullivan County

E – Macon County

S – Chariton County and Livingston County

W – Livingston County and Grundy County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009