Buchanan County, Iowa

Growing, but not outgrowing our values.

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    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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Opening for Mental Health Advocate
Posted 11/05/2015
Buchanan County is accepting applications for a Mental Health Advocate.  The position is part-time non-exempt with the salary based on experience and qualifications.

For the full job description and application, please click here.
County Wide Burn Ban Lifted
burn ban lifted                               Posted 10/30/2015
The open burning ban for Buchanan County was lifted by the State Fire Marshal, effective October 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM.
Opening for Information Technology Support Specialist
Posted 10/19/2015
Buchanan County is accepting applications for an Information Technology Support Specialist.  The position is full-time non-exempt with the hourly wage based on experience and qualifications.

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