Iowa's Courthouses: Clayton County

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Cornerstone on the northeast corner in 1877. Inscription reads, "Laid July 4 A.L. 5877" View from the east side of the building. A large war memorial takes a large area on the lawn.
Plaque for Nationa Register of Historic Places" designation
Built in 1867-78 by O.F. Davis et. al.
View from the northwest corner, showing the north entrance and clock tower. Autumn leaves are in the foreground.
Courthouse design used Italianate architecture

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Clayton County Website

Iowa Judicial Branch: Clayton County Courthouse History
National  Register of Historical Places: Added in 1976
Allamakee County and courthouse history: My Iowa Genealogy
Postcard images, including vintage views of 1868 courthouse: Courthousehistory.com

Information on Civil War Memorials: Iowa Civil War Memorials; White Bronze Monuments; Civil War Monuments of Connecticut and Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Photos were taken October 11, 2008 around 1:30 p.m. It was the eighth courthouse on a day that we visited 15! Elkader has a beautiful, historic keystone arch bridge over the Turkey River, just south of the courthouse.