Iowa County Courthouse
Favorite thing: Dodgeville is the seat of Iowa County, and the centerpiece of downtown Dodgeville is the Iowa County Courthouse. In fact, the county courthouse is the oldest courthouse still in use in the entire state of Wisconsin.
The current Greek Revival structure is the fourth courthouse for the county. It was built just before the War Between the States, in 1859-1861. It was constructed by local craftsmen of native Galena limestone, quarried north of Dodgeville.
Iowa County was established as a territorial county in 1829, even before Iowa became a state. It is named for the Iowa Indians, whose hunting grounds once encompassed these verdant hills.
In 2000 the population of Iowa County was 22,780.
Iowa County, Wisconsin
- Historical Travel
Favorite thing: If you are going to be in the Dodgeville area in the later part of July....make plans to attend the Dodgeville Blues Fest. The event is an all day celebration of the Blues with free admission. Held in downtown Dodgeville...this event is something that the Dodgeville leaders managed to get right. Now if they could do something about the Farmers Appreciation Day(s) in early July. That event has went from a celebration back in the 60's and 70's (when they were called Dairy Days) that the entire city embraced and looked forward to....to an event now that is quite frankly....a pitiful salute to the area farmers.