Friday, June 27, 2014

#117: Monroe County Courthouse

The second cake that represents Monroe County, Illinois is at its courthouse, located in its county seat, Waterloo. Monroe County, named after the fourth President of the United States, is known for being part of 'Little Egypt'. Harrisonville was its original county seat (the town was named for then-future President William Henry Harrison who invested in the land). Despite of being a quiet, sleepy river county, Monroe County has quite a history. Many people haven't forgotten about the floods, most notably, the Great Flood of 1993, which affected many of its towns. Valmeyer, which had been a victim of several floods, had to relocate to a higher point.

Front of the courthouse building
Right side of the cake

Left side of the cake
Back side of the cake
Interestingly, the cake spotlights just about every community and village that graces upon Monroe County. On the cake: Maeystown, Waterloo (its county seat), New Hanover, Columbia (its largest city), Fults, Hecker, Valmeyer and Wartburg. Some unincorporated communities and villages are missing, but I believe this pretty much rounds it out.

Monroe County Wikipedia link
Monroe County's Official website

100 South Main St., WATERLOO, IL, 62298
Cake artist: Not listed at the moment

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