Jersey County

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Jersey County is named for the State of New Jersey, which derives its name from the Isle of Jersey in Great Britain.


Created:  February 28, 1839

County Seat:

Jerseyville  1839 – present


County Courthouse – Jerseyville


Location:  201 West Pearl Street / South Washington Street

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Henry Elliott of Chicago

Contractor:  Frederick W Menke of Quincy


Description: The building faces south and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The south front has a brown stone portico on the first story. On the second story are a series of long vertical windows surrounded with brown stone. The roof forms a steep peak at the front and on the east and west are pavilions with steep peaked roofs. In the center of the building, a tall square white colored tower rises with an octagonal tower on top with steep roof.


County Administration – Jerseyville




Location:  200 North Lafayette Street / West Exchange Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building was formerly a church. A modern addition was constructed on the north side of the existing building.



N – Greene County

E – Macoupin County

S – Madison County and St. Charles County, Missouri

W – Calhoun County














Photos taken 2007 and 2012