Coles County

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Coles

Coles County is named for Edward Coles, who was the second Governor of the State of Illinois from 1822 to 1826.

 

Created:  December 25, 1830

County Seat:

Charleston  1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Charleston

 

Location:  651 Jackson Avenue / 6th Street

Built:  1898 – 1899

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Cornelius W Rapp

Contractor:  S S Coehring and R R Fuller

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story yellow colored rough sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The entrances on each side have three stone trimmed arches on the first story. Above are large arched windows on the second story with a peaked roof above. On each corner are large square stone towers with peaked roofs. On the center of the roof rises a tall square clock tower with peaked roof.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Douglas County

E – Edgar County and Clark County

S – Cumberland County

W – Shelby County and Moultrie County

 

 

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Photos taken 2008