Bollinger County

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Bollinger County is named for George Frederick Bollinger, who was an early settler and legislator of Missouri.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Perry County

E – Cape Giradeau County

S – Stoddart County 

W – Wayne County and Madison County


Created:  March 1, 1851                         Map of Missouri highlighting Bollinger County

County Seat: 

Marble Hill  1851 – present


County Courthouse – Marble Hill  


Location:  204 High Street / East Main Street

Built:  1885– 1886

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Morris Frederick Bell

Contractor:  James P Gillick of St. Louis


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Marble Hill. The west front has a central entrance on the first story. There are stone headers above the windows. The roof line forms a peak above the entrance. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 32nd Judicial Circuit. The superintendent was Jacob J Conrad. The building was enlarged in 1912. The contractor was Carmen and Smith.


See:  The 32nd Judicial Circuit includes Bollinger County, Cape Giradeau County and Perry County.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1852 and was destroyed by fire March 2, 1866. The second courthouse was built by James Rogers, who was also the sheriff, and supervised by Philip Sutherlin from 1866 to 1867 at a cost of $3,000. The building was destroyed by fire March 12, 1884. The third and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $7,000.




County Courthouse – Marble Hill

























Photos taken 2009