Saint Croix County

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St. Croix

Saint Croix County is named for Monsieur Saint Croix, a Frenchman, who drowned in the Saint Croix River in the 17th century.


Created:  January 9, 1840

County Seat: 

Hudson  1840 – present


County Courthouse – Hudson


Location:  1011 Carmichael Road / Vine Street

Built:  1991 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ayers Associates

Contractor:  Stahl Construction of St. Louis Park, Minnesota.


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story rectangular red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious grounds to the east of the center of the city and is called the “St. Croix Government Center”. The building is constructed of dark red colored brick with white colored stone facing along the first story and roof line. There is a rounded section at the central east entrance. The building opened on June 14, 1993.


Old County Courthouse – Hudson




Location:  NE – 3rd Street / Orange Street

Built:  1899 – 1900

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  W T Towner of Saint Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  F C Norlander of Saint Paul, Minnesota


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored sandstone and brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a projecting center section with large arch. Behind is a high square brick tower. On either side of the tower, the roof rises to a peak. The first and third story windows are arched. The building is now a private residence.


Old County Courthouse – Hudson




Location:  NW – 4th Street / Orange Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:   Hirsch & Stevens

Contractor:  Adouffson & Peterson


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story white colored concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped ground in the center of the city. The east front has a projecting center section and along the front are vertical dividers with a wide horizontal section between the floors and at the flat roof line.  The building is now the Hudson Municipal Building.



N – Polk County

E – Dunn County

S – Pierce County

W – Washington County, Minnesota





County Courthouse










Old County Courthouse – 1900













Old Courthouse – 1965










Photos taken 2008 and 2010