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The cornerstone for the third, and current courthouse was laid on May 21, 1903. It cost $90,600 to build and was designed by the architects Smith and Gage. The exterior walls are covered with Bedford stone veneer and the roof is all tile. The clock tower, which rises from the middle of the building, sets the building apart from all others. The courthouse is situated on a large town square and is the pride of Centerville and Appanoose County.

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The Engineer's Department is in charge of construction and maintenance for all of the Secondary Road System in Appanoose County. This includes all roads and bridges not located within the city limits of any town except Farm to Market (FM) extensions through cities with population less than 500, or nor does it include highways on the Primary Road System which include, i.e. IA 5, IA 2, and IA 202. Appanoose County's Secondary Road Department is responsible for 765+ total miles which include 115+ miles of paved or hard surfaced roads and the remaining being either granular or dirt surfaced. On those roadways Appanoose County maintains 192 bridges that which are inspected according to the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) every two (2) years and twenty (20) structures legally called culverts which are less than 20 feet in span length.

The Secondary Road Department is divided into two divisions, Engineering and Maintenance. The County Engineer, who is appointed by the Board of Supervisors, is in charge of both divisions. The Code of Iowa requires the County Engineer to be a Registered Professional Engineer licensed in Iowa.

Appanoose County Engineer
1200 Hwy 2 West
Centerville , IA 52544
Phone: 641.856.6193
Cell Phone: 641.895.8855
FAX: 641.437.4665

Normal business hours are from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM , Monday through Friday
Summer business hours are from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday