Dukes County

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Dukes County is named after the Duke of York and was a part of Dukes County, New York.

 

Created:  November 1, 1681

County Seat: 

Edgartown  1681 – present

 

County Courthouse – Edgartown  

 

Location:  81 Main Street / School Street

Built:  1857 – 1858

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Harold Sleeper

Contractor:  Thomas Coffin, Richard Coffin and Thomas Coffin Jr.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has a one story white colored portico. Vertical pilasters are across the front with a wide white colored band below the roof line. The large courtroom is location on the second story on the south side. East and west wings were constructed in 1954.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1721. The present courthouse was the first brick building in Edgartown.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Barnstable County and Atlantic Ocean

E – Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket County

S – Atlantic Ocean

W – Barnstable County and Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017