Clare County is named for County Clare in Ireland.
Created: April 1, 1840
Farwell 1871 – 1879
Harrison 1879 – present
County Courthouse – Harrison
Location: 225 West Main Street / South Broad Street
Built: 1965 – 1966
Architect: Brysselbout-Starke– Hacker & Simon Inc.
Contractor: Gregory Construction Company
Description: The building faces north and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The east and west wings extend north from the main building. The central section is recessed with a portico in the center supported by two steel supports and backed by stone facing around the entrance to the roof line. The building has white vertical panels at the windows. The architect was and the contractor was . Additions were added on the south side in 1994 and 1998.
Note: The previous courthouse was built by I Hanna in 1879.
See: Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky
E – Gladwin County
S – Isabella County
W – Osceola County
Photos taken 2008