Chenango County

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Chenango

Chenango County is named for an Onondaga Native American word meaning “large bull-thistle”.

 

Created:  March 15, 1798

County Seat:

Norwich  1798 – present

 

County Courthouse – Norwich  

 

Location:  5 Court Street / Fair Street

Built:  1958 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ketcham-Miller-Arnold

Contractor:  J W Rouse Construction Corporation.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story concrete structure. The courts section is contained in the north wing with entrance at the southwest. The administration is contained in the west wing with entrance in the center of the east front. The roof line is flat.

 

Old County Courthouse – Norwich 

 

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Location:  NW – North Broadway / West Main Street\

Built:  1837 – 1840

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  David Griffing and Alfred Purdy 

Contractor:  David Griffing and Alfred Purdy 

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story gray colored stone  structure. The east front has a wide porch supported by four large columns rising to a wide pediment. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with gold dome and statue of Justice at the top.

 

Note:  The contract was first awarded to William Randall of Norwich and William Knowlton of Smithville but they were replaced by David Griffing and Alfred Purdy . The cost of construction exceeded $9,000.

 

County Clerk’s Office – Norwich  

 

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Location:  NE – Park Street / Court Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  William J Breadsley of Poughkeepsie

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south and west fronts have a wide porticos.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Madison County

E – Otsego County and Delaware County

S – Broome County

W – Broome County and Cortland County

   

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Clerk’s Office

 

 

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Photos taken 2010