Marker 250: Iowa County Courthouse

© Photographed September 27, 2013
Erected 1979 by Wisconsin Historical Society
Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin
N 42° 57.700 W 090° 07.823
This is the oldest courthouse in Wisconsin. Construction started June 11, 1859. It was dedicated in 1861, enlarged in 1894 and again in 1927. In 1937 the Doric Columns, pediment and cupola were restored exactly as the 1859 original. In 1969 the interior was completely renovated to better utilize space. It is Iowa County's fourth courthouse. The first three were located in Mineral Point, the county seat from 1829 to 1861. The design is Greek Revival and the material is native Galena limestone quarried north of Dodgeville and cut to precision by local Cornish stone-masons.
The marker is located at the Iowa County Courthouse, at the intersection of North Iowa Street and West Chapel Street, Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53565.

The Wisconsin Magazine of History: "Historical fragments: Wisconsin's oldest courthouse"

See also, Iowa County Veterans Memorial, also at this location. 




 The front of the courthouse on North Iowa Street.


The courthouse is located in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

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