Hillsdale County

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Hillsdale

Hillsdale County is named for the rolling terrain of the area.

 

Created:  October 29, 1829

County Seat:

Jonesville  1835 – 1843

Hillsdale    1843 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hillsdale

 

Location:  29 North Howell Street / McCollum Street

Built:  1898– 1899

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Claire Allen of Jackson

Contractor:  Geake & Henry of Fort Wayne and C E Campbell  ( superintendant of construction ).

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story sandstone structure. The building has a large portico with three arches on the first story, four columns on the second story and a decorative pediment above. On the center of the roof is a square clock tower rising to a round green dome with small cupola at the top.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Baldwin & Boles and constructed by McAdams & Stinson in 1850.

 

See:  The architect, Claire Allen of Jackson, also designed courthouses in Shiawassee County and Van Buren County.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Calhoun County and Jackson County

E – Lenawee County

S – Fulton County, Ohio and Williams County, Ohio 

W – Steuben County, Indiana and Branch County

 

        

 

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Photos taken 2008