Cheshire County

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Cheshire County is named for the County of Cheshire in England, United Kingdom.


Created:  March 19, 1771

County Seat: 

Keane  1771 – present


Old County Courthouse – Keane


Location:  12 Court Street / Winter Street

Built:  1858 – 1859

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Gridley James Fox Bryant of Boston, Massachusetts

Contractor:  Joel Bullard


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick rectangular structure. The building has a small brick portico on the first story with large arched window above on the second story. At the roof line is a pink colored dormer with square pink cupola rising to a round top section with dome. The building has arched windows and has larger windows on the second story. An addition was built in 1911. On the west side is a modern three story Annex constructed in 1979. The architect was Flick & Lewis and the contractor was Baybutt Construction.


County Courthouse – Keane




Location:  33 Winter Street / Court Street

Built:  2010 – 2013

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Northeast Colaborative Architects

Contractor:  The MacMillin Company of DEW Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick, brown colored stone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on the west side of the old courthouse. The southeast corner has an extended one story canopy supported by two brick pillars. Above are horizontal windows on the second and third stories. On the first story is brown colored stone with covered parking.  The roof line is flat. The Monadnock Economic Development Corporation financed construction and leased the building to the county.


Note:  The cost of construction was $10,600,000. There is a Distruct Courthouse at Jaffrey.



N – Sullivan County

E – Hillsborough County

S – Worcester County, Massachusetts and Franklin County, Massachusetts

W – Windham County, Vermont





























Photos taken 2006 and 2014