New Madrid County

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New Madrid County is named for Madrid, the capital of Spain.


Created:  October 1, 1812

County Seat: 

New Madrid   1812 – 1814

Big Prairie      1814

Rossville        1814 – 1819

Winchester    1819 – 1822

New Madrid   1822 – present


County Courthouse – New Madrid


Location:  450 Main Street / Virginia Avenue

Built:  1915 – 1919

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  H G Clymer of St. Louis

Contractor:  Building and Construction Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story gray colored brick and concrete structure. The building is 107 feet by 75 feet. The east front has a large portico supported by two large columns which rise to a pediment at the roof line. The entrance is recessed. The roof is sloped. The architect wasand the contractor was Interstate. W W Taylor of Cape Girardeau completed the interior work.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in New Madrid in 1822. The second courthouse was built in 1854 at a cost of $2,950 and was destroyed by fire on September 24, 1905. Construction of the present courthouse began in 1915 but due to World War I beginning and the labor force being reduced W W Taylor, a master builder from Cape Girardeau, superintended finished the interior work, which was completed in January 1919. The cost of construction of the courthouse was $100,000.



N – Stoddart County and Scott County

E – Mississippi County Fulton County, Kentucky and Lake County, Tennessee

S – Pemiscot County

W – Dunklin County and Stoddart County

















Photos taken 2009