Mason County

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Mason County is named for Mason County in Kentucky, which county was named for George Mason, who was a Virginia delegate to the United States Constitutional Convention and he is known as the ”Father of the Bill of Rights”.


Created:  January 20, 1841

County Seat:

Hanana  1841 – 1843

Bath       1843 – 1851

Havana  1851 – present


County Courthouse – Havana


Location:  125 North Plum Street / West Main Street

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Federal

Architect:  William M Allen

Contractor:  William M Allen


Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick structure. There is a one story wing on the south side. The north section has a portico on the east side. The south section was built in 1877 by the City of Havana and has a small portico on the east side.  In 1954, the north and south sections were joined to form one building. The building has a red colored hipped roof with white colored gable ends. The building was renovated in 1960 to 1961. The architect was Phillips and Kemp of Canton and the contractor was Becker and Lane Construction Company.



N – Fulton County and Tazewell County

E – Tazewell County and Logan County

S – Menard County

W – Schuyler County and Fulton County














Photos taken 2007 and 2012