Greene County

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Greene

Greene County is named for Nathaniel Greene, who was a general and the commander in the southern colonies during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  January 20, 1821

County Seat:

Carrollton  1821 – present

 

County Courthouse – Carrollton

 

Location:  519 North Main Street / South 6th Street

Built:  1891 – 1892

Style:   Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Henry Elliott of Chicago

Contractor:  Frederick W Menke of Quincy

 

Description: The building faces North and is a two story rough buff colored stone structure. The north front has a one story rough stone portico supported by four square pillars. Above the portico is a railed balcony with large arched window flanked on either side by smaller arched windows. The roof line rises with a white statue of a woman. In the building center is a high stone tower with steep roof and clock.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Scott County and Morgan County

E – Macoupin County

S – Jersey County

W – Calhoun County and Pike County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2012