Ray County is named for John Ray, who was a Missouri state legislator.
Created: November 16, 1820
Blufton 1821 – 1827
Richmond 1827 – present
County Courthouse – Richmond
Location: 100 West Main Street / North College Street
Built: 19142 – 1915
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: R Warren Roberts of Chillicothe
Contractor: L W Dumas Construction Company of Columbia
Description: The building faces west and is a three story Bedford stone structure. The building is localted on landscaped grounds and is 75 by 100 feet. The west front and all sides have four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story with a pediment above which has a clock in the center. The first story is horizontal stone with a recessed entrances having small balconies on the second story. Around the roof line is a stone balustrade.
N – Caldwell County
E – Carroll County
W – Clinton County
Photos taken 2009