Iowa's Courthouses: Clay County

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Main entrance of courthouse. Shows tall pillars, and clock tower. Flag poles are in the foreground Cement rectangular sign in front of the courthouse. Raised text: Clay County Court House
Distance view of courthouse. Shows steps leading to entrance; tall pillars; art just below the roof
Built in 1900 by Kinney & Detweiler; E. Miller
View from a corner - shows corner stone, and depth of the entrance as well as more detail of the clock tower
Courthouse design used Classical Revival architecture

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Clay County Website

Iowa Judicial Branch: Clay County Courthouse History
National  Register of Historical Places: Added in 1981
Clay County and courthouse history: My Iowa Genealogy
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Photos were taken September 13, 2008 around 5:30 p.m.  This was courthouse #12 on a day where we visited 14 county seats. Although overcast, the day started with rain - so it was nice to see a bit of blue sky peak through the clouds by later in the afternoon!