Antrim County

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Antrim County is named for County Antrim in Northern Ireland.


Created:  February 7, 1857

County Seat:

Elk Rapids  1863 – 1879

Bellaire       1879 – present


Old County Courthouse – Bellaire


Location:  205 Cayuga Street / Court Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Late Victorian / Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Jens C Peterson

Contractor:  Waterman & Price


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The south entrance is framed with stone and there is a peak at the third story. The east and west wings project from the main building. In the center of the building is a high square red colored brick tower with clock and steep roof. Course stone forms the foundation. The building was vacant as the court was located in the new courthouse along the west side. In 1990 to 1992, the building was restored and is now used as a courthouse.


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $30,000.


County Courthouse – Bellaire




Location:  203  Cayuga Street / Court Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Kingscott & Associates

Contractor:  Omega Construction Company Inc. of Grandville


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored concrete structure. The roof line is flat. The building houses the county administration and court offices. The building is named as the Antrim County Building. The courthouse is located along the east side.


Note:  The cost of construction was $1,400,000.


See:  The contractor, Omega Construction Company Inc.of Grandville, constructed courthouses in Emmet County, Luce County and Schoolcraft County.


See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky



N – Charlevoix County

E – Otsego County

S – Kalkaska County and Grand Traverse County

W  Leelanau County























Photos taken 2008