Ramsey County

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Ramsey County is named after Alexander Ramsey, who was the first Governor of the Minnesota Territory in 1849.


Created:  October 27, 1849

County Seat:

Saint Paul  1849 – present


County Courthouse – Saint Paul


Location:  15  Kellogg Boulevard West / Wabasha Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco “Skyscraper Style”

Architect:  Thomas Ellerbe & Company of Saint Paul and Holabird & Root of Chicago, Illinois

Contractor:  Foley Brothers


Description:  The building faces south and is an eighteen story structure. Each of the eighteen floors is finished in a different wood from around the world, and features 23 kinds of wood from 18 counties and marbles from all over the world. Paintings in the Council Chamber depict pioneer days and modern Saint Paul. A 36 foot high onyx statue the “Indian God of Peace” dominates the marble concourse. The building also houses the Saint Paul City Hall.


See:  The Minnesota Supreme Court is located in the county.



N – Anoka County

E – Washington County

S – Dakota County

W – Hennepin County and Anoka County








Photos taken 2010