Tama County is named from unclear origins - several possible Native American names may be the origin.
Tama County’s first courthouse was a two-story frame structure built in Toledo by T. A. Graham in 1854.
The current courthouse, a two-story brick and stone Romanesque structure with a bell tower designed by W. R. Parsons & Son, was completed in 1887. The original building had a corrugated iron roof. An administration building was built north of the courthouse, but the 1886 courthouse is still home to court services. The Tama County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
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