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
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
Photos taken 2007 and 2012