Hancock County

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Hancock

Hancock County is named for John Hancock, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

 

Created:  April 1, 1820

County Seat:

Findlay  1820 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Findlay 

 

Location:  300 South Main Street / West Main Cross Street

Built:  1886 – 1888

Style:  Second Empire and Victorian

Architect:  Frank Weary and George Washington Cramer

Contractor:  W H Campfield of Findlay

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story brown colored sandstone structure. The east front has a one story portico with balcony. On the second story is a large arched window. Above are the statues of Justice, Law and Mercy. The north and south sections have center sections that rise to a peak above the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square stone clock tower with dome and Statue of John Hancock at the top.

 

Old County Courthouse –  Findlay 

 

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Location:  819 Park Street / East Lima Street

Built:  1833 – 1834

Style:  Federal

Architect:  William Taylor, Frederick Henderson and Jonathan Parker.

Contractor:  William Taylor, Frederick Henderson and Jonathan Parker.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story wood frame structure. The building was moved to this site. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds and is now a residence. There is a central entrance and the roof is hipped.  

 

Note:  The building was the first courthouse and was located at the southwest corner of Main Street and Putnam ( Crawford ) Street. The cost of construction was $700 and the plaster work was completed by Parlee Carlin.

 

 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wood County

E – Seneca County and Wyandot County

S – Hardin County

W – Allen County and Putnam County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Courthouse

Photos taken 2011