Ashland County

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Ashland County is named for Ashland, which was the name of Henry Clay’s estate in Kentucky.

 

Created:  February 24, 1846

County Seat:

Norwalk  1809 – present

Ashland  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ashland 

 

Location:  142 West 2nd Street / South College Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Vernon Redding

Contractor:  Melbourne Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored Indiana limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has a center section with four vertical concrete dividers between the recessed windows and with a central entrance on the first story. The flat roof is framed by a balustrade which in turns hides a large skylight that illuminates the Great Chamber below.

 

Note:  The architect, Vernon Redding, also designed the courthouse in Huron County.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed and built by Ozias S Kinney in 1853.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Huron County and Lorain County

E – Medina CountyWayne County and Holmes County

S – Holmes County and Knox County

W – Richland County and Huron County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2015