Schuyler County

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Schuyler

Schuyler County is named for Philip Schuyler, who was a general during the American Revolution, a delegate to the Continental Congress and a Senator from New York.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Appanoose County, Iowa and Davis County, Iowa

E – Scotland County  

S – Adair County

W – Putnam County 

 

Created:  February 14, 1845                  Map of Missouri highlighting Schuyler County

County Seat:

Tippecanoe  1845

Lancaster     1845 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Lancaster

 

Location:  1 Courthouse Square – Jackson Street / Marion Street

Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Kenneth O von Achen

Contractor:  J J Watson and R W Warren of Kansas City.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, stone  and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lancaster. The building has a wide pediment on the south side with four stone pillars framing the first story entrance and windows. There is a peaked roof with a small cupola in the center. The north side of the building has a recessed center section with over hanging roof. The building houses the County Circuit Court.

 

See:  The 1st Judicial District covers Clark CountyScotland County and Schuyler County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1845 and Tippecanoe was designated as the county seat. In the same year, the county seat was moved to Lancaster. The first courthouse was a weatherboard structure built by Cahill Parks in 1845. The building was destroyed by fire in 1887. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Yelverton W Payton and built by William L Shane in 1856 at a cost of $9,000. The building was demolished when the third courthouse was designed by C A Dunham of Burlington, Iowa and built by L S Atchison of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1895 at a cost of $22,233. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1960 to 1961 at a cost of $254,351.

 

  

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County Courthouse – Lancaster

 

 

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Photos taken 2009