Webster County was named for Daniel Webster, the statesman, senator, and United States Secretary of State. The first courthouse, a plain two-story structure, was completed in Fort Dodge in 1861. Despite repairs and remodeling, the growing county required a larger courthouse.
The current limestone courthouse, designed by H. C. Koch using Beaux Arts architectural design, was dedicated in 1902. The Webster County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
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