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Wapello County Courthouse

Wapello County Courthouse

The current courthouse is Wapello County’s fourth building that has been used for court functions and county administration. The cornerstone was laid on September 28, 1892 and the five-story building was dedicated on May 17, 1894. Rough cut sandstone (rusticated stone) was used for the Richardson Romanesque style structure. A large clock tower was part of the original design; however, in 1950 the clock tower was removed and with it about 450 tons of bricks which alleviated a great deal of structural stress. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource. It is part of the Central Park area which includes the Ottumwa Public Library and Ottumwa City Hall.


101 W. Fourth St.
Ottumwa IA 52501


(641) 683-4630


Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Map to Wapello County Courthouse
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