Clinton County

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Clinton County is named for George Clinton, who was a vice president of the United States of America.

 

Created:  March 1, 1810

County Seat:

Wilmington  1810 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wilmington

 

Location:  53 East Main Street / South South Street

Built:  1916 – 1919

Style:  Second Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Werner & Adkins and C C Weber and E A Weber of Cincinnati

Contractor:  Western Building Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story smooth stone and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of the city. The west front has a projecting center section with three arches on the first story having recessed entrances. Four colossal Corinthian columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story with wide header above. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line. There is a balustrade along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large dome containing a skylight illuminating the stained-glass window inside. There is a rusticated foundation.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by John B Posey and the contractor was John Bush in 1839. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $300,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Greene County and Fayette County

E – Fayette County and Highland County

S – Highland County and Brown County

W – Warren County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018