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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Primary Election
Posted: 04/28/2016
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Cindy Gosse, has announced that absentee ballots for the Primary Election on June 7, 2016, will be available to be voted on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

For more information and to view the sample ballots click here.
Drug Take Back Initiative
Posted: 04/14/2016
drugs1  The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department will be holding their Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Buchanan County Health Center. For more information please click on the above title.
Household Hazardous Waste Center
Posted: 04/08/2016
 recycle     Buchanan County's Household Hazardous Waste
  Center will be open May 1st. All residents of
  Buchanan County can use this facility, with no
  charge to residential customers. An appointment
  can be made by calling: (319) 334-6312.
  Click here to learn more.
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