Douglas County

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Douglas County is named for Stephen A Douglas, who was Secretary of State in 1840, a Representative to Congress, a United States Senator and a candidate for  President in 1860.


Created:  February 8, 1859

County Seat:

Camargo  1859 – 1860

Tuscola    1860 – present


County Courthouse – Tuscola


Location:  401 South Center Street / East Houghton Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Joseph W Royer

Contractor:  W M Allen Son & Company


Description: The building faces west and is a three story gray limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The center section projects from the main building and has four tall columns rising from the second to third stories with a large vertical window in the center. The first story has horizontal stone work.



N – Champaign County

E – Edgar County

S – Coles County

W – Moultrie County










Photos taken 2008