Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

 

Created:  August 21, 1813

County Seat: 

Potosi  1813 – present

 

County Courthouse – Potosi  

 

Location:  102 North Missouri Street / West High Street

Built:  1908– 1909

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Henry H Holenschild

Contractor:  W R Order of Canton

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The southeast front has a porch supported by brick pillars with peaked roof. Behind the porch, rises a five story tower with vertical window and arched windows at the top. There are north and south lower wings. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County

E – Jefferson County and St. Francois County

S – Iron County

W – Crawford County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009