Mills County was named in honor of Frederick Mills, a young Iowa officer killed during the Mexican-American War. Its first courthouse was a small frame building in Coonville (later renamed Glenwood).
In 1857, a two-story brick courthouse was built, not only providing court services, but also provided temporary barracks for Civil War troops, and housed the county’s first newspaper.
Mills County’s current courthouse is a modern structure designed by B. H. Backlund & Associates and completed in 1959.
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