Chemung County

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Chemung County is named for a Lenape word meaning “big horn”, which was the name of a local Native American village.

 

 

Created:  March 29, 1836

County Seat:

Elmira  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Elmira

 

Location:  203 Lake Street / Gray Street

Built:  1861 – 1862

Style:  Norman

Architect:  Horatio Nelson White of Syracuse

Contractor:  David Wilcox of Syracuse.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center. The west front has a projecting center section with three high arches and recessed entrance on the first story. Above the entrance are three vertical arched windows. At the northwest corner is a high square tower with open belfry. A projecting cornice runs below the second story windows. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Schuyler County and Tompkins County

E – Tioga County

S – Bradford County, Pennsylvania and Tioga County, Pennsylvania

W – Steuben County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2010