Steuben County

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Steuben

Steuben County is named for Baron Frederick von Steuben, who was an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  February 7, 1835

County Seat:

Angola  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Angola  

 

Location:  55 South Public Square / East Maumee Street

Built:  1867 – 1868

Style:  New England and Greek Revival

Architect:  Freeborn Patterson

Contractor:  G Holmes & Miles of LaPorte

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building faces onto the Public Square. The building has long narrow windows on the second story. The north front has a small iron balcony on the second story. Above the north front is a square cupola with a smaller octagonal cupola with dome. During construction the superintendent was Hiram A Wakefield. An addition was constructed in 1937.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1841.The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $26,392.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Branch County, Michigan

E – Hillsdale County, Michigan and  Williams County, Ohio

S – DeKalb County

W – LaGrange County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008