Schoharie County

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Schoharie County is named for a Mohawk word meaning “floating driftwood”.

 

Created:  April 6, 1795

County Seat:

Schoharie  1795 – present

 

County Courthouse – Schoharie  

 

Location:  290 Main Street / Cemetery Lane

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  John Cornelius of Albany

Contractor:  John Cornelius of Albany

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story blue colored limestone structure. The building is on the north side of the complex. The building has a small white colored portico with pediment at the first story entrance. Above the entrance is an oval window. A protruding cornice follows the roofline. On the front corners are small towers. On the building center rises a large square tower with mansard roof. On the east and south sides are newer additions.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County and Schenectady County

E – Albany County

S – Greene County and Delaware County

W – Otsego County

 

 

 

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