Buchanan County, Iowa

Growing, but not outgrowing our values.

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    Courthouse

    Proposals for the first Buchanan County Courthouse were accepted in the spring of 1857.  The courthouse was completed and ready for occupancy in May of 1858.  The construction on the current courthouse began in November 1938.

    -Photo by Tom Grier, Winona, Minnesota

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    Fontana Nature Center

    Exhibits in the Nature Center help visitors understand how we can "make our home in a living environment."
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    Wapsipinicon "Old" Mill

    The Wapsipinicon Mill, a six-story grist mill, was built in 1875-67 by Samuel Sherwood. Some of its foundation stones were taken from that of an earlier mill, the New Haven Mill, built in 1854, that was used for wool processing. The mill that stands today was used at first as a flouring mill and was also a source of electrical energy from 1915 to 1940. Some structural restoration has occurred in recent years, and the mill now functions partly as an historical museum.

    -Photo by Aunna Marzen, Independence, Iowa
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    Wapsipinicon River Bridge

    Western side of the Wapsipinicon River Bridge, which carries Iowa Highway 150 over the Wapsipinicon River in Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa. Built in 1926, the concrete spandrel arch bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    -Photo by Bruce A. Harms, Summer 1996
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    Railroad Depot

    Chicago Rock Island Depot and the Illinois Central Depot

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RADON:  A Silent Threat in Iowa
Posted: 02/09/2016
Protect your family's heath by attending a FREE Public Workshop on Monday, February 22nd from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Heartland Acres-Theater on Radon: A Silent Threat in Iowa. 

To learn how to register, cost of testing kits and some of the topics to be discussed at the workshop, please click here.
Opening for Assistant County Attorney
Posted 01/26/2016
Buchanan County is accepting applications for an Assistant County Attorney in the County Attorney's office through February 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information and to view the job description and qualifications required for this position, please click here.
Opening for Secondary Roads Operator 1 Position
Posted:  01/22/2016
Buchanan County is accepting applications for a Operator 1 at the Secondary Roads Department through February 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information and view the job description and qualifications required for this position, please click here.
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