DeWitt County

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De Witt

DeWitt County is named for DeWitt Clinton, who was a Governor of New York and who was responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal.

 

Created:  March 1, 1839

County Seat:

Clinton  1839 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clinton

 

Location:  201 West Washington Street / South Quincy Street

Built:  1984 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  FGM, Inc. of Belleville

Contractor:  Diversified Buildings, Inc. of Morton

 

Description: The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete  structure. The south central entrance projects from the main building and has glass doors. The windows are rectangular and set low. The roof line is flat. The jail is contained in the east section of the building.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Henry Elliot and constructed by Dan Tait in 1894.

 

Courthouses: 

N – McLean County

E – Platt County 

S – Macon County

W – Logan County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010