Marion County Courthouse, 1850, Buena Vista

Marion County is likely unique in that it has two antebellum courthouses still standing, this one and the one at Tazewell. The brick for this courthouse was fired locally. A remodel in the 1890s transformed it from a plain vernacular appearance to its present Neoclassical style. It was modernized in the 1960s.

National Register of Historic Places

1 thought on “Marion County Courthouse, 1850, Buena Vista

  1. Don Day

    Brian, I am enjoying your input about ‘LANDS CROSSING’, in Irwin co., we lived about a mile and half down a dirt road west of the crossing and loved it, the community was great. We generally stopped at the store on George Clements side but also Mr. Land’s store. I first voted in 1964 in the little voting building on Mr. Lands side, the one you had a picture of recently. We traveled the ‘Ten Mile Trail’ a lot. Keep up the good work.

    By the way, I was born close to Waterloo, lived there until 1958, when we moved to Lands Crossing. LaDon Day

    Sent from my iPad


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