Wayne County has always had its county seat in the same location near the center of the county, but its name had to be changed from Springfield to Corydon because there was already an Iowa town of Springfield. A log cabin was used initially, followed by a small structure, which was abandoned in 1871. County business was conducted in several downtown buildings until a large red brick courthouse was completed in 1890.
The current courthouse is Wayne County’s fourth courthouse, designed by architects Frankhiser and Hutchens and built by Grabau Construction, was completed in 1964. This three-story modern-design structure sits in the center of the business district, just east of the site of the prior courthouse.
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