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Osage County

Osage County is named for the Osage River which is named after the French corruption of the name of the Native American tribe “Washazhe”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Callaway County

E – Gasonade County

S – Maries County 

W – Miller County and Cole County


Created:  January 29, 1841                    Map of Missouri highlighting Osage County

County Seat:

Linn  1841 – present


County Courthouse – Linn  


Location:  106 East Main Street / 1st Street

Built:  1923 – 1925

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Henry H Hohenschild

Contractor:  McCarthy Construction Company


Description: The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building has a raised basement which is at ground level on the south side. The north front has a large portico supported by four high brick pillars and has a balcony on the third story. The recessed entrance has stone trim. A cornice runs below the third story windows. The building descends south down a slope.  The roof line is flat. In the interior, the County Circuit Court courtroom is located along the south side of the third story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit. 


See:  The architect, Henry H Hohenschild, also designed courthouses in Barry CountyChristian CountyPemiscot CountyPike CountyPulaski County, Scott County and Washington County.


See:  The 20th Judicial District covers Franklin CountyGasonade County and Osage County.


County Courthouse – Linn















Photos taken 2009 and 2023