Black Hawk County was named for Chief Black Hawk, who led the Sac and Fox in the Black Hawk War.
Black Hawk County’s first courthouse was completed in 1857 in Waterloo. It was a two story structure featuring six tall pillars and a cupola.
The second courthouse, a three-story French Renaissance design, was completed in 1902. It was built with Bedford limestone and Maine granite, and featured a tall tower and six bronze goddesses on top of the courthouse.
Black Hawk County’s current courthouse, designed by architects Toenjes & Stenson featuring red and black polished stone, was completed in 1964.
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