Albia is the county seat for Monroe County. Georgetown and Melrose are in Monroe County.

The buildings surrounding the courthouse are of the late 1800's. Most have been restored to their original appearance.

I always suscpected that Albia was a railroad junction because of all the happenings there but Iowa history did not yield anything. The copy of a 1910 postcard tells all.

The postcard was on Ebay and Paul & I pooled our resources and went to about $40.00. The fial price was $79.00. At least I got a copy off ebay.

Court House
Another View
Court House Square
1910 View of RR Viaducts