Thursday, March 5, 2009

Marshall County Courthouse in Marshalltown

Marshall County was named for John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the United States.

Marshall County’s first courthouse was a one-story frame structure built in 1853 in Marietta.

The county seat moved to Marshall (later Marshalltown) in 1858. A newly constructed two-story brick building with a stone foundation had already been built by Marshall’s citizens to serve as the new courthouse.

Today’s courthouse, a Classical Revival structure designed by John C. Cochrane, was completed in 1886. The limestone exterior was mined from the LeGrand Quarry in Marshall County. The courthouse underwent extensive renovations, and was rededicated in 1978. The Marshall County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972

Visit the Marshall County web site for more information.

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