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Dixon County Courthouse - NHR


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Dixon County Courthouse - NHR

Built about 25 years after Dixon County was established, the Dixon County Courthouse was built in 1883-84 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Dixon County was established in 1858. Several communities competed for the county seat designation, including
Concord, Dixon (a paper town), and Ponca. In 1858 the first election on the county seat question was held, and
Ponca, which was established the previous year, won. Rival settlements exacted their revenge, however, by
withholding approval for building a courthouse in Ponca for about twenty-five years. In 1940 an addition was built
on the existing structure.



Address: Third and Iowa

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