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
Clinton 1839 – present
County Courthouse – Clinton
Location: 201 West Washington Street / South Quincy Street
Built: 1984 – 1986
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.
N – McLean County
E – Platt County
S – Macon County
W – Logan County
Photos taken 2010