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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School Elections
Posted 08/13/2015
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the School Elections on September 8, 2015, will be available to be voted on Friday, August 14, 2015.

To view the news release, sample ballots and official ballot publications with precinct details click here.
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office K9 Fundraiser
Posted 07/28/2015

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office K9 Fundraiser golf tournament is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Three Elms Golf Course located at 2074 Three Elms Park Rd, Independence. The format is four person best shot and entry fee is $40 per person, which includes green fees and lunch (cart is separate). This tournament is open to the public and registration forms are available at the Sheriff's Office or online at http://www.buchanancountyiowa.org/sheriff. Registration deadline is Saturday, September 12, 2015. Join us for a good time and a good cause!

City of Hazleton Special Election
Posted 08/03/2015
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the City of Hazleton Special Election on August 18, 2015, will be available to be voted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

To view a sample ballot click here.
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