Cumberland County

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Cumberland

Cumberland County is named for the Cumberland Road which derived its name from Cumberland, Maryland.

 

Created:  March 2, 1843

County Seat:

Greenup  1843 – 1855

Toledo     1855 – present

 

County Courthouse – Toledo

 

Location:  Courthouse Square / Main   Street

Built:  1887 – 1888

Style:   Georgian Revival

Architect:  McDonald Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky

Contractor:  S S Goehring

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The east and west sides have one story porticoes supported by two columns with balcony on the second story. The second story windows are arched and narrow. On the center of the roof is a high white colored square clock tower with steep roof.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Coles County

E – Clark County 

S – Jasper County and Effingham County

W – Effingham County and Shelby County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008