Delta County

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Delta County is named for the Greek ”Delta” symbol as the original shape of the county was triangular.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marquette County and Alger County

E – Schoolcraft County

S – Lake Michigan

W – Menominee County and Marquette County


Created:  Mach 9, 1843                          Map of Michigan highlighting Delta County

County Seat:

Masonville  1860 – 1864

Escanaba   1864 – present


County Courthouse – Escanaba


Location:  310 Ludington Street / 3rd Street South

Built:  1959 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  G Arntzen & Company of Escanaba

Contractor:  Erling Arntzen of Escanaba


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The east and west wings project south from the main building. In the center is a canopy at the main entrance. White colored bands of concrete run between the first and second story windows and along the roof line. A map of the county adorns the southeast corner of the building. The roof line is flat. The building was enlarged in 1994. The architect was G Arntzen & Company of Escanaba and the contractor was Menze Construction Company.


History:  Masonville became the first county seat and the county seat was moved to Escanaba in 1864. The first courts were held in private residences. The first courthouse was designed by J McDonnell and was built by H G Ashmun in 1882 at a cost of $20,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $680,000 in 1959 to 1961.


See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky




County Courthouse - Escanaba 













Photos taken 2008