Ray County

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Ray County is named for John Ray, who was a Missouri state legislator.

 

Created:  November 16, 1820

County Seat:

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. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Caldwell County 

E – Carroll County

S – Lafayette County and Jackson County

W – Clinton County

 

 

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Photos taken 2009