Hancock County

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Hancock

Hancock County is named for John Hancock, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1737 to 1793.

 

Created:  June 25, 1789

County Seat: 

Ellsworth  1790 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ellsworth  

 

Location:  50 State Street / Church Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Arthur W McFarland

Contractor:  Richard Kennedy

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. There are six Doric columns rising from the first story to the top of the second story with a stone balcony above at the third story. The front face of the building is limestone with a stone frame at the central entrance.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1886 and was destroyed by fire in 1929.

 

Old County Courthouse – Ellsworth  

 

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Location:  6 Court Street / Bucksport Road

Built:  1838 – 1839

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  John L Moore

Contractor:  John L Moore

 

Description:  The building faces northeast.and is a two story white colored wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and the northeast front has a long porch supported by six columns. The central entrance is arched. The roof is hipped. The building now houses an art gallery.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Penobscot County

E – Washington County

S – Atlantic Ocean

W – Waldo County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014