Osceola County Courthouse (Iowa)

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Osceola County Courthouse
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Osceola County Courthouse, July 2014.
Osceola County Courthouse (Iowa) is located in Iowa
Osceola County Courthouse (Iowa)
Osceola County Courthouse (Iowa) is located in the US
Osceola County Courthouse (Iowa)
Location 3rd Ave & 8th St.
Sibley, Iowa
Coordinates 43°24′7″N 95°44′51″W / 43.40194°N 95.74750°W / 43.40194; -95.74750Coordinates: 43°24′7″N 95°44′51″W / 43.40194°N 95.74750°W / 43.40194; -95.74750
Built 1903
Built by C.E. Atkinson
Architect E.N. Kinney
MPS County Courthouses in Iowa TR
NRHP Reference # 81000261 [1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1981

The Osceola County Courthouse in Sibley, Iowa, United States was built in 1902. 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 second building the county has used for court functions and county administration.

Courthouse circa 1914.


Sibley was chosen as the Osceola County county seat because it was the first town established in the county.[2] The first courthouse was a two-story frame building built in 1872 for $5,000.[2] The present courthouse was designed by E.N. Kinney and built by C.E. Atkinson from 1902 to 1903. The building follows no definable architectural style.[3] It featured a cupola with a clock and a statue of Justice on top.[2] The building had major renovation projects in the 1920s and in 1961. The cupola, clock and statue have subsequently been removed.[4]


  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 "Osceola County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Osceola County Courthouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-12-29.  with photos
  4. ^ Stanek, Edward and Jacqueline (1976). Iowa's Magnificent County Courthouses. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead. p. 150. ISBN 0-87069-189-9.