Marion County Courthouse (Iowa)

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Marion County Courthouse
Marion County, Iowa Courthouse.jpg
Marion County Courthouse (Iowa) is located in Iowa
Marion County Courthouse (Iowa)
Marion County Courthouse (Iowa) is located in the US
Marion County Courthouse (Iowa)
Location Main St.
Knoxville, Iowa
Coordinates 41°19′6″N 93°5′48″W / 41.31833°N 93.09667°W / 41.31833; -93.09667Coordinates: 41°19′6″N 93°5′48″W / 41.31833°N 93.09667°W / 41.31833; -93.09667
Built 1896
Architect Charles A. Moses
Mifflin E. Bell
Architectural style Romanesque
MPS County Courthouses in Iowa TR
NRHP Reference # 81000256 [1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1981

The Marion County Courthouse in Knoxville, Iowa, United States was built in 1896. 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.


Marion County was organized in 1845 and its first courthouse was built a year later.[2] It also served the community as a school and a church. The county sold the building for $928.[2] The second courthouse was built for around $20,000. It was a two-story brick structure that measured 48 by 70 feet (15 m × 21 m).[3] It was used for 40 years until it was declared unsafe to use. The present courthouse was completed in 1896 in the Romanesque Revival style. The three-story building was constructed in stone at a cost of $80,000.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Marion County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  3. ^ Stanek, Edward and Jacqueline (1976). Iowa's Magnificent County Courthouses. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead. p. 132. ISBN 0-87069-189-9.