Somerset County is named for Somerset County in England.
Created: March 1, 1809
Skowhegan 1809 – present
County Courthouse – Skowhegan
Location: 41 Court Street / High Street
Built: 1873 – 1874
Architect: C F Douglas
Contractor: Foster & Dutton ( Moses C Foster ).
Description: The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center. The building has a portico on the first story supported by four columns. The second story has arched windows. A narrow horizontal stone band runs between the first and second stories. The roof is green colored and sloped with a pediment on the west side. The building was enlarged and remodeled in 1904. The architect was John Calvin Stevens and the contractor was R J Noyes.
Distrist Courthouse – Skowhegan
Location: 47 Court Street / High Street
Built: 1995 – 1997
Architect: PDT Architects of Portland
Contractor: Blane Casey Building Contractor, Inc. of Augusta
Description: The building faces south and is a one story red brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped across from the County Courthouse in the city center. The south entrance is framed by gray colored concrete with a small canopy. There are narrow horizontal bands. On the roof is a square gray colored cupola. The roof is hipped. The building houses the District Court.
N – Aroostook County
Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2018