Franklin County

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Franklin County is named for Benjamin Franklin, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1706 to 1790.

 

Created:  April 30, 1803

County Seat:

Columbus  1803 – present

 

County Courthouse – Columbus 

 

Location:  345 South High Street / West Mound Street

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Design Group Inc. and Arquitectonica

Contractor:  Gilbane Building Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a seven story concrete and glass structure. The south front has a two story canopy supported by square pillars with glass walls on the west side with glass entrance. A tower rises on the west side above the roof line. The upper stories have horizontal dividers and glass walls. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1840. The second courthouse was designed by George Maetzel and built in 1887.

 

See:  Located in the county is the Ohio Court of Appeals – Columbus.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Delaware County

E – Licking County and Fairfield County

S – Pickaway County

W – Madison County and Union County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2015 and 2018