The Howard County seat was in three locations – Vernon Springs, Howard Center, and Pikes Peak, before moving to Shook’s Grove (now known as Cresco) in 1867.
The current courthouse was built in 1879, designed in Italianate-Classic architectural style and built by J. L. Harlow and B. D. Everingham with red and buff colored brick. Two additions were constructed in 1964. The Howard County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
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