Photo: Lowell Walter Residence, ca. 1950, Cedar Rock State Park, Quasqueton, IA. Usonian style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Photographed by User:Orange Sued Sofa (own work), 2015, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2015.
The Buchanan County courthouse is located at 210 5th Avenue Northeast, Independence, IA 50644; phone: 319-334-2196.
Buchanan County was organized close to July 4, 1847, Independence Day, no doubt influencing the choice of name for the county seat. It is named for James Buchanan [1791-1868] who was serving as a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania at the time; Buchanan served as U.S. President from 1857-1861.