Woodford County

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Woodford County is named for Woodford County in Kentucky from which many of the settlers arrived, and which county was named for William Woodford, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marshall County and La Salle County

E – Livingston County and McLean County

S – McLean County and Tazewell County

W – Peoria County


Created:  February 27, 1841                                                      Map of Illinois highlighting Woodford County

County Seat:

Versailles     1841 – 1843

Metamora    1843 – 1894

Eureka         1894 – present


County Courthouse – Eureka


Location:  115 North Main Street / East Court Street

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Bell and Kent from Council Bluffs, Iowa

Contractor:  H C Bruning of Havana


Description: The building faces west and is a three story gray colored limestone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The west front has a projecting center section with arched entrance. The north and south center sections also project. The first story is course stone. On the center of the roof is a square dome with green colored roof and small cupola at the top.


Old County Courthouse – Metamora




Location:  113 East Partridge Street / Menard Street

Built:  1845 – 1846

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  David Irving

Contractor:  David Irving


Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a large porch with four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with octagonal top section. The building faces south to the Village Green.




County Courthouse – Eureka






















Old County Courthouse







Pfotos taken 2008