Livingston County

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Livingston

Livingston County is named for Edward Livingston, who was a prominent American jurist and statesman who was influential in the drafting of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1825.

 

Created:  January 6, 1837

County Seat:

Chillicothe  1837 – present

 

County Courthouse – Chillicothe

 

Location:  700 Webster Street / North Washington Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Warren Roberts and George Saase

Contractor:  L W Dumas Jr. Construction Company of Columbia

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story gray coloured Bedford stone structure. The building is 80 feet by 100 feet. Along each side are five columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Each entrance has four columns suporting a small balcony on the second story. The first story has horizontal stone work. There is a balustrade around the roof line with clocks on each side.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grundy County

E – Linn County and Chariton County

S – Carroll County

W – Caldwell County and Daviess County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009