Union County was named prior to the Civil War, but with the preservation of the Union in mind. Its first county seat was Afton, which had two courthouses before the county seat was moved to the railroad town of Creston in 1890. The current building is Union County's fourth courthouse. It was designed with modern architecture by Williamson, Loebsack & Associates, and constructed in 1951-52 from concrete and faced with limestone.
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