Iowa County

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Iowa County is named for the Iowa Native American people.

 

Created:   October 9, 1829

County Seat: 

Mineral Point  1829 – 1861

Dodgeville      1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dodgeville

 

Location:  222 North Iowa Street / West Merrimac Street

Built:  1859 – 1861

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Ernest Wiesen

Contractor:  Thomas Carkeek and Samuel Cornelius

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored native Galena limestone structure. The building has a portico on the east front supported by four large white colored Doric columns. Above the entrance is an octagonal white colored cupola. The building was enlarged in 1894, 1927 and 1969 and the interior was renovated. The columns and cupola were restored in 1937.

 

Note:  The building is the oldest courthouse in Wisconsin still used as a courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N –  Richland County and Sauk County

E – Dane County and Green County

S – Lafayette County

W – Grant County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2010