Monday, March 30, 2009

Washington County Courthouse in Washington

Washington County was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States.

Washington County’s first courthouse, a temporary two-story structure built with oak and walnut lumber in Washington, around 1839. It was also used for school and church purposes.

In 1847, a small brick courthouse with spire was completed. It was condemned in 1868.

Washington County’s current courthouse, a Romanesque design by architects Foster and Liebbe, was completed in 1887 using local bricks. It is trimmed in white stone and features a clock tower, with the former Washington Academy’s clock. The Washington County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Visit the Washington County web site for more information.

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