Christian County

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Christian County is named for William Christian, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and who lived from 1743 to 1786.


Created:  March 5, 1859

County Seat:

Ozark  1859 – present


County Courthouse – Ozark  


Location:  100 West Church Street / North 2nd Street

Built:  1919 – 1920

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Henry H Hohenschild

Contractor:  H J Hanson of Sarcoxie


Description: The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The west front has a slightly projecting center section with stone framed entrance on the first story and two columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Above is a small balustrade. The roof line is flat.


See: The architect, Henry H Hohenschild, also designed courthouses in Barry CountyPemiscot County and Scott County.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1860 and was destroyed by fire on August 20, 1865. The second courthouse was built by William Lauring in 1866 under the supervision of James W Robertson at a cost of $7,775.The cost of construction of the present courthouse was approximately $90,000.


County Justice Center – Ozark  




Location:  110 West Elm Street / North 2nd Street

Built:  2001 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bates and Associates

Contractor:  R E Small Construction Company


Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The north front has a semi-circular centre section with four columns on the first story and recessed entrance. The windows are long and vertical. The roof line is flat.



N – Greene County and Webster County

E – Douglas County

S – Taney County and Stone County

W – Stone County and Lawrence County





























Photos taken 2009