Hamilton County

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Hamilton County is named for Alexander Hamilton, who was a revolutionary soldier and the first Secretary of the Treasury from 1789 to 1795.


Created:  February 8, 1821

County Seat:

McLeansboro  1821 – present


County Courthouse – McLeansboro


Location:  100 South Jackson Street / Main Street

Built:  1937 – 1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  William R McCoy

Contractor:  E A Brunson Construction Company


Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick structure. In the center of each side of the square building is a protruding brick portico over a doorway on the first story and with gray colored stone trim over the doorway and over the windows on the second story. The base of the building is gray stone. The building was constructed under the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works.



N – Wayne County

E – White County 

S – Saline County

W – Franklin County and Jefferson County 










Photos taken 2007 and 2012