Upon the creation of Dodge County, William Pitt Eastman donated the land for the new town and county seat, as well as for the new courthouse. Mr. Dodge, in whose honor the county was named, expressed his appreciation by erecting a magnificent courthouse and gifting it to the new county's citizens. Costing approximately $25,000, the two-story frame structure was situated in a circle instead of the traditional courthouse square. Crafted of the finest heart pine lumber, Dodge's courthouse was considered one of the finest in the state, and was the first of three Dodge county courthouses. Used until 1908, the courthouse was torn down and replaced in favor of a more modern and spacious building. The second courthouse burned in 1939, and its replacement is still used today.
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the current Dodge County Courthouse was built in 1939 and stands as an example of Classical Revival architecture. Situated on Courthouse Circle, the courthouse functions as the Superior Court and government offices.
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission & Fees
Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages