Lucas County was named in honor of Robert Lucas, Iowa’s first territorial governor. This is Lucas County’s third courthouse, designed using Romanesque architecture by Foster & Liebbe, and built in 1892-94. The two-story building was faced with sandstone. The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. A monument for the Morman Trail sits on the courthouse lawn, a reminder that the first white settlers in the county were Mormans.
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