Eaton County

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Eaton

Eaton County is named for John H. Eaton, who was a United States Secretary of War.

 

Created:  October 29, 1829

County Seat:

Belleview  1837 – 1840

Charlotte   1840 – present

 

County Courthouse – Charlotte

 

Location:  1045 Independence Boulevard / Court House Drive

Built:  1975– 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Robert Cain and Associates of Kalamazoo

Contractor:  TerHorst & Rinzema Construction Company of Grand Rapids

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story reddish colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building has a high brick clock tower in front of the entrance. The south wing is two stories and has white colored concrete facing on the second story. The center entrance is one story with a round brick north wing.

 

Old County Courthouse – Charlotte

 

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Location:  100 West Lawrence Avenue / Cochran Street

Built:  1883– 1885

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  David W Gibbs of Gibbs and Company of Toledo, Ohio

Contractor:  Miles, Cramer & Horn of Toledo

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and Bera sandstone  structure. The basement is rough cut fieldstone. On the center of the roof is a white colored square cupola with clock and Statue of Justice at the top. The building was renovated in 1952.

 

Old County Courthouse – Charlotte

 

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Location:  South Cochran Avenue / Bennett Park

Built:  1845 – 1846

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  S E Millett and Lewis Scour.

Contractor:  S E Millett and Lewis Scour.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story white colored wood structure. The building is located in Bennert Park

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Ionia County and Clinton County

E – Ingham County

S – Jackson County and Calhoun County

W – Barry County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008