Geauga County

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Geauga County is named for the Native American word “sheauga sepe” meaning “raccoon”.

 

Created:  March 1, 1806

County Seat:

Chardon  1806 – present

 

County Courthouse – Chardon 

 

Location:  100 Short Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1869 – 1870

Style:  High Victorian Italianate

Architect:  Joseph Ireland of Cleveland

Contractor:  Leander Jason Randall and Carpenter and Mathews of Meadville, Pennsylvania

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The south front has a high square red brick tower rising to an open cupola with dome and clock at the top. The second story windows are long and arched. There is stone trim at the corners.  The Courthouse Annex is across the street on the west side.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lake County

E – Ashtabula County and Trumbull County

S – Portage County

W – Cuyahoga County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010