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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.

Appanoose County Floodplain Mapping

On February 16th of 2018, the Flood Insurance Rate Maps and the associated Flood Insurance Study for Appanoose County became effective.  This is the first time in history that unincorporated Appanoose County has been floodplain mapped.  The mapping was completed by FEMA and the DNR after a federal HUD grant was received following the 2008 floods that affected nearly all of the State of Iowa.

On February 20th of 2018, the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors (BOS) adopted the required Floodplain Ordinance to become a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) participating community.  The ordinance also appointed County Engineer, Matt Haden, to become the Floodplain Administrator for Appanoose County.

If you would like to know if your property or home is included within the floodplain, the information can be found online at the FEMA Map Service Center by following the link below.

If you have any other questions regarding Floodplain Mapping or how to interpret the Floodplain Maps, please contact the Secondary Roads Department at:

Appanoose County Secondary Roads
Attn: Matt Haden
1200 HWY 2 West
Centerville, IA 52544
(o) 641-856-6193
(f) 641-437-4665