Essex County

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Essex County is named for the County of Essex in England.

 

Created:  March 1, 1799

County Seat:

Essex              1799 – 1811

Elizabethtown  1811 – present

 

County Courthouse – Elizabethtown

 

Location:  7559 Court Street / Williams Street

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Einhorn, Yaffee and Prescott (EYP) of Albany

Contractor:  BBL Construction Services

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Elizabethtown. The east front has a large portico supported by four thin white colored columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. Above the entrance are large glass windows. The center section projects from the main building. A white colored horizontal band runs below the roof line. The roof line is flat. The County Government Complex includes the Court House on the north side, Probate Court Building, Auditors Building, Board of Supervisors Building, Old Court House and Family Services Building on the south side.

 

Old County Courthouse – Elizabethtown

 

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Location:  7524 Court Street / Park Street

Built:  1823 – 1825

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Elizabethtown. The east front has a wide portico supported by four white columns with a pediment above. On either side of the entrance are long vertical windows. Above the pediment is a square white wood cupola. In 1843 a second story was added for a courtroom, and in 1880, the second story was removed and an addition constructed on the west side. The building was renovated in 1910. The architect was Lineham, Burnham Company.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County and Clinton County

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

S – Washington County and Warren County

W – Hamilton County and Franklin County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018