Guernsey County

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Guernsey

Guernsey County is named for the island of Guernsey in the English Channel and from where the settlers came.

 

Created:  March 1, 1810

County Seat:

Cambridge  1810 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cambridge 

 

Location:  801 Wheeling Avenue / North 8th Street

Built:  1881 – 1883

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Joseph Warren Yost of Cleveland

Contractor:  T B Townsend of Zanesville

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored fine sandstone structure. The south front has a one story portico supported by six columns rising to a balcony on the second story. Vertical pilasters rise to small pediments with a large half pediment above at the roof line. At the top of the half pediment is a statue of Lady Justice. The corners of the building have sque towers rising to mansard roofs. On the center of the roof is a large square clock tower rising to a dome with lantern at the top.

 

Note: The architect, Joseph Warren Yost of Cleveland, designed courthouses in Belmont County, Harrison County, Holmes County, Miami County, Perry County, Wood County and Wyandot County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Coshocton County, Tuscarawas County and Harrison County

E – Harrison County and Belmont County 

S – Noble County

W – Muskingum County and Coshocton County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011