Hamilton County was named for William W. Hamilton, a president of the Iowa state senate who was influential in the creation of the county.
Hamilton County’s first courthouse was a two-story temporary structure completed in 1866, and used by the county until 1877, when it was moved and used as a residence.
A three-story brick and stone courthouse with a mansard roof was designed by architects Street and Baker. Completed in 1877, it featured a tall tower, which was later removed. It was condemned in 1974.
Webster County’s current courthouse is a split level design by Smith, Voorhees, Jensen and Associates. Constructed with brick, concrete, and faced with black Georgia stone, it was completed in 1976.
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