Clinton County

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Clinton County is named for DeWitt Clinton, who was a Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States


Created:  March 7, 1788

County Seat:

Plattsburgh  1788 – present


Old County Courthouse – Plattsburgh  


Location:  133 Margaret Street / Court Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Italianate and Romanesque Revival

Architect:  M F Cummings

Contractor:  Brown Brothers


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Plattsburgh.  The east front has a projecting center section with stone arch at the entrance and stone walls rising to red colored brick and a small pediment. Behind rises a large square bell tower with steep roof. The main building has stone walls rising to red brick on the second story. There are large arched windows on either side of the bell tower. The base of the building is course stone. On the north side is the two story red colored brick Clerk’s Office.


County Courthouse – Plattsburgh  




Location:  157 Margaret Street / Cornela Street

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Jeremiah Oosterbaan

Contractor:  Murnane Associates of Plattsburgh


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds ion the center of Platsburgh to the north of the old courthouse. The east front has an overhang above the recessed glass entrance. The second and third story windows are recessed. The center section of the building extends from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Clinton County Government Center.



N – Quebec, Canada 

E – Grand Isle County, Vermont and Chittenden County, Vermont

S – Essex County

W – Franklin County





County Courthouse



















Old County Clerk’s Office







County Government Center













Photos taken 2010