Ste. Genevieve County

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Ste. Genevieve

Ste. Genevieve County is named for Sainte Genevieve, who is the patron saint of Paris, France.


Created:  October 1, 1812 

County Seat: 

Ste. Genevieve  1812 – present


County Courthouse – Ste. Genevieve  


Location:  55 South 3rd Street / Market Street

Built:  1885 – 1886

Style:  Federalist Revival

Architect:  Jerome B Legg

Contractor:  Albert A Boyer


Description:  The building faces


Built in 1885, the building is a two story red colored brick and Ste. Genevieve sandstone  structure. The building faces east and was completed in 1886. There is stone trim at the windows. The roof rises on a slope to a flat roof line. There are gables at the roof peaks. In 1915, a western and southern extension were constructed. The architect was Robert G Kirsch and the contractor was McCarthy Construction Company. On the north side is the clerk’s office which was designed in 1875 by John S Whitlock and built by Joseph B Jennings. On the south side is the old jail also built in 1875.


Note:  The first courthouse was built by Loper and McCullough in 1823 for a cost of $1,000. Interior renovations were made in 1853 and 1855. The cost of construction of the clerk’s office was $2,500. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $8,000.



N – Jefferson County, Monroe County, Illinois and Randolph County , Illinois

E – Randolph County, Illinois

S – Perry County and St. Francois County

W – St. Francois County




















Photos taken 2009