Richland County is named for the rich soil in the area.
Created: February 18, 1842
Richland Center 1842 – present
County Courthouse – Richland Center
Location: 181 East Seminary Street / South Main Street
Built: 1889 – 1890
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: T D Allen of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contractor: Thomas Russell of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a stone porch with arches on the first story and enclosed on the second story. The northeast corner has a round tower with conical roof and the northwest corner has a square red brick clock tower with steep roof. The base of the building is course stone. The building is called the “Richland County Government Center”.
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Photos taken 2007