Aroostook County

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Aroostook County is named for the Native American word meaning “beautiful river”.


Created:  March 16, 1839

County Seat: 

Houlton  1839 – present


County Courthouse – Houlton


Location:  26 Court Street / Military Street

Built:  1859 – 1860

Style:  Italianate and Colonial Revival

Architect:  Gridley James Fox Byrant of Boston, Massachusetts

Contractor:  Harrison D Clement of Lawrence, Massachusetts


Description:  The building faces west and is two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center. The west front has a one story white colored portico art the central entrance. The center section projects slightly and rises to a peaked roof. The windows are arched. There is a mansard roof with a high square clock tower at the center with open white colored cupola at the top. In 1895, an addition was added to the building. The architect was Wilfred E Mansur. A further addition was added in 1928.


Other Branch Courthouses


Caribou   /   Fort Kent   /   Madawaska   /   Presque Isle



N – Quebec, Canada and New Brunswick, Canada

E – New Brunswick, Canada

S – Washington CountyPenobscot County, Piscataquis County and Somerset County

W – Quebec, Canada





County Courthouse



















Photos taken 2014