The famous person Beford Brown Bethell is associated with one of more of the Prairie County historic places.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Prairie County places including Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Charles L. Thompson, Howard & Ash Harrington, J.D. Keedy, R.P. Morrison, WPA, Charlie Johnson, Public works Administration and Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Co.. Prominent architectural styles found in Prairie Country are Bungalow/Craftsman, Colonial Revival and Late Gothic Revival.