Hamilton County

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Hamilton

Hamilton County is named for Alexander Hamilton, who was a political theorist and the first Secretary of state.

 

Created:  February 21, 1816 

County Seat:

Lake Pleasant  1816 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lake Pleasant  

 

Location:  SW – Highway 8 / South Shore Road

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Josiah Moffitt

Contractor:  Scott Conroy

 

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 the town.The east front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns with pediment at the roof line. The entrance is framed with white colored wood. The roof is hipped with a square white colored cupola..An addition was added onto the west side.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a frame structure with a frame clerk’s office built in 1843.

 

County Clerk’s Office – Lake Pleasant  

 

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Location:  SW – Highway 8 / South Shore Road

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Walter Brown Van Dresser

Contractor:  Scott Conroy

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the north of the courthouse. The east front has a small portico supported by four white colored columns with pediment at the roof line. The entrance is framed with white colored wood. The roof is pitched.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saint Lawrence County and Franklin County

E – Essex County, Warren County and Saratoga County

S – Fulton County and Herkimer County

W – Herkimer County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2010