Stark County is named for General John Stark, who was a revolutionary soldier who won fame at Bunker Hill, Trenton, Princeton and Bennington.
Created: March 2, 1839
Toulon 1841 – present
County Courthouse – Toulon
Location: 130 West Main Street / Washington Street
Built: 1856 – 1857
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: John Berfield of Knoxville
Contractor: John Berfield of Knoxville
Description: The building faces north and is a two story colonial white colored wood structure. At the north front are four large wood columns rising to the parapet over the entrance. On the roof is a square white wood cupola. The west side of the building extends from the main building.
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Photos taken 2007 and 2010