Geauga County is named for the Native American word “sheauga sepe” meaning “raccoon”.
Created: March 1, 1806
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.
N – Lake County
S – Portage County
W – Cuyahoga County
Photos taken 2010