Pocahontas County Courthouse (Iowa)

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Pocahontas County Courthouse
Pocahontas County Courthouse (Iowa) is located in Iowa
Pocahontas County Courthouse (Iowa)
Location Court Square, Pocahontas, Iowa
Coordinates 42°44′14″N 94°40′7″W / 42.73722°N 94.66861°W / 42.73722; -94.66861Coordinates: 42°44′14″N 94°40′7″W / 42.73722°N 94.66861°W / 42.73722; -94.66861
Built 1923
Architect Proudfoot, Bird & Rawson
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 81000264 [1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1981

The Pocahontas County Courthouse located in Pocahontas, Iowa was built in 1923. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource.[1] The courthouse is the third building the county has used for court functions and county administration.


The first county seat for Pocahontas County was located at a place called Old Rolfe.[2] The courthouse there was a brick building on a stone foundation that also served as a schoolhouse. The bricks for the building were made of local clay.[2] The county seat was moved to Pocahontas in 1875. A new courthouse was built there for $2,600.[2] The present courthouse was designed by the Des Moines architectural firm of Proudfoot, Bird & Rawson in the Classical Revival style.[1] The building was completed in 1923 and it was constructed of Bedford stone.


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pocahontas County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-02-26.