Top Reasons to Live in Dubuque, IA
- History enthusiasts will love it! Dubuque is the oldest city on the Mississippi River and was founded by fur trader Julien Dubuque in 1785. The Dubuque County Courthouse on Central Avenue was built in 1839 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is famous for its 190-foot-tall central tower topped with a bronze statue of Lady Justice. Dubuque's Historic Federal Building and Post Office, located in the heart of downtown, was completed in 1894 and features two murals in its lobby: "Early Settlers of Dubuque," and "Early Mississippi Steamboats."