Marion County

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Marion

Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.

 

Created:  December 26, 1826

County Seat:

Palmyra  1826 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Palmyra  

 

Location:  100 South Main Street / West Main Cross Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  William N Bowman of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Contractor:  F W Menke Stone and Lime Company of Quincy, Illinois

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The building is 113 feet by 79 feet and has a large arch at the east front entrance faced with stone. Above the entrance, the building rises to a peak with a flat roof line on either side. The north and south wings extend from the main building. On the center of the roof is a high square brick clock tower with peaked roof. The building has a course stone base.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by Samuel C Reed and built by John D White, of Ralls County for a cost of $1,750 in 1832. The second courthouse was designed by Charles Levis from Paris and built by Felps and McLeod for a cost of $15,750 in 1853. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $41,600.

 

County Courthouse –  Hannibal

 

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Location:  906 Broadway / 10th Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  James Hogg of Kansas City

Contractor:  F W Menke Stone and Lime Company of Quincy, Illinois

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building faces south and was completed in 1901. The building is 124 feet by 80 feet and has brick sides and back and a stone façade. The front has a large portico supported by four columns. On the center of the roof is a large dome.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $43,500

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lewis County

E – Adams County, Illinois and Pike County, Illinois

S – Ralls County and Monroe County

W – Shelby County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2012