Somerset County

US States / N / New Jersey / Somerset County
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Somerset County is named for Somerset County in England.

 

Created:  May 22, 1688 

County Seat:

Six Mile Run  1714 – 1773

Millstone        1773 – 1782

Somerville     1782 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Somerville

 

Location:  40 North Bridge Street / Main Street

Built:  1907 – 1909

Style:  Palladin and Beaux Arts

Architect:  James Riely Gordon of Tracy and Swartwout of New York, New York

Contractor:  William H Fissell and Wagner of New York, New York

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored Alabama marble structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. There is a high portico on the east, south and west sides with four columns rising to a pediment. The building forms a Greek cross. On the center of the roof is a round dome with thin columns, black colored roof and gold colored statue of Justice.

 

County Courthouse – Somerville

 

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Location:  40 North Bridge Street / Main Street

Built:  1984 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Basco Associates of Marlton

Contractor:  Soldo Construction Company Inc. of Mahwah

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a five story glass, brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the west side of the old courthouse. The southwest corner has glass panels rising to the flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Morris County

E – Union County and Middlesex County

S – Mercer County

W – Hunterdon County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011