Courthouse Campus History

The Dickinson County Courthouse and Jail, designed by former Iron Mountain resident J. E. Clancy, occupy a square block bounded by Washington Avenue, Stephenson Avenue, and “C” Street in a downtown commercial district of Iron Mountain. The courthouse, erected in 1896-1897, stands near the center of the block facing south on “C” Street. The jail, also erected in 1896-97, stands on the southeast corner of the campus. The Dickinson County Courthouse clock was the last weight and pulley tower clock in the State of Michigan. The clock in the 89-foot courthouse tower was made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company in 1935. The clock was converted from the original weight and pulley system to electrical operation in the mid-1950s. The campus was applied to be listed in 1980 with the National Register of Historic Places when Daniel M Lori was County Chairman.  

Dickinson County Courthouse,  circa 1905
Photo courtesy of Trudy  Sparks

Courthouse Campus Today

A flat-roofed two story brick and concrete annex building standing southwest of the courthouse was built in 1975.
County Courthouse with jail

The Courthouse Campus buildings are closed to walk-ins at this time- October 2020. You will need to call the spcific department you need to set a date and time.

Holiday closed hours
New Year's Day*    President’s Day    Good Friday (Close at Noon)    Memorial Day
4th of July*     Labor Day      Thanksgiving    Day after Thanksgiving  
Christmas Eve*   Christmas Day*   New Year's Eve* (Close at Noon)
*or the previous Friday if the holiday falls on a Saturday or the following Monday if the holiday falls on a Sunday.