Iowa's Courthouses: Decatur County

Start page: Doors

front of courthouse, with flags and replica of the Statue of Liberty
Courthouse design used Renaissance architecture
Close view of door, with DECATUR inscribed in the stone above the door
View from the corner, showing the clocktower and stone work around windows
Built in 1907 by Smith, Wetherell & Gage
Close view of the clocktower. There is scaffolding along one side.

Iowa Courthouses blog: Decatur County

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Decatur County Website

(Leon, Iowa website: includes contact information for county offices)

Iowa Judicial Branch: Decatur County Courthouse History
National  Register of Historical Places: Added in 1981
Decatur County and courthouse history: My Iowa Genealogy
Postcard images, vintage views of Decatur County Courthouse:

Information on the Statue of Liberty replica: BSA Troop 101; Scouting Magazine article on "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty"

These photos were taken on September 20, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. This was our first stop on a six county tour after a morning of activities in Des Moines.