Stone County is named for William Stone, who was a pioneer and a judge of Taney County.
Created: February 10, 1851
Galena 1851 – present
County Courthouse – Galena
Location: 109 East 4th Street / Maple Street
Built: 1920 – 1921
Architect: Charles H Sudhoelter and Company of Joplin
Contractor: Pauley Construction Company of Springfield.
Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is 65 feet by 75 feet. The east front has a canopy over the first story entrance. Above are two columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. A horizontal band runs below the second story windows. A cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building was renovated in 1984. The architect was Saul A Nuccitelli, Inc. and the contractor was Hoke Brothers Construction Company, Inc.
Note: The first court met at the home of John B Williams. The first courthouse was built by John H Moore in 1853. The superintendent was Samuel D Nelson. The second courthouse built by Goodall and Bradshaw at a cost of $40000 in 1870 to 1874. The superintendent was Harry Baker and then W P Davenport. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $47,600.
County Judicial Center – Galena
Location: 110 Maple Street / East 5th Street
Built: 1997 – 1998
Architect: Ross Williams Architects of Springfield
Contractor: Siding Construction
Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The southwest front has a canopy over the entrance with large window on the second story. There is a large twp story window on the east and north of the entrance. Horizontal white bands run across the lower part of the building. The roof line is flat.
N – Christian County
E – Taney County
Photos taken 2009