Franklin County

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Franklin County is named for Benjamin Franklin, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1706 to 1790.

 

Created:  May 9, 1838  

County Seat: 

Farmington  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Farmington  

 

Location:  140 Main Street / Church Street

Built:  1885 – 1886

Style:  High Victorian and Italianate

Architect:  George M Coombs

Contractor:  Moses C Foster & Son

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and has center sections on the south, west and north sides which rise to peaks at the roof line. The southeast front has a large one story arched porch. The windows on the second story are arched. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with green colored dome. The building was remodeled in 1958. The architect was Alonzo J Harriman and the contractor was K & H Foster Inc. The Annex on the northwest side was built in 1917. The architect was Harry S Cooms and the contractor was Joseph W Mathiew. On the southwest side of the building is the Superior Court housed in a one story red colored brick commercial building.

 

District Courthouse – Farmington  

 

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Location:  129 Main Street / Park Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located northwest from the courthouse. The front of the building has a porch with brick pillars. The roof lie is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Quebec, Canada 

E – Somerset County

S – Kennebec County and Androscoggin County

W – Oxford County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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District Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2018