Hancock County is named for John Hancock, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and who was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Created: January 13, 1825
Carthage 1833 – present
County Courthouse – Cathage
Location: 500 Main Street / South Adams Street
Built: 1907 – 1908
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: J E Mills of Detroit, Michigan
Contractor: Superior Construction Company of Toledo, Ohio
Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The north front has a large portico rising from the second to third story. A stone arch frames the entrance on the second story and above the entrance are three arched windows. The pediment at the roof contains a small round window. On the roof center is a large octagonal dome with clock at the top and a statue of Justice.
S – Adams County
Photos taken 2007