Cedar County was named for the Cedar River.
Cedar County’s first courthouse was a two-story frame building in Tipton. Work began in 1841, but it was not completed until 1846. It was sold in 1860.
A two-story red brick and cut stone courthouse was completed in 1859. It originally featured a cupola, which was removed; a tower was added and a wing to the rear of the building was added in 1890. The tower was removed in 1949.
Cedar County’s current courthouse is a two-story brick classic design by architects Soenke and Wayland, and completed in 1968. The bell from the 1859 courthouse rests on the corner of the courthouse lawn.
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