Harrison County

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Harrison County is named for William Henry Harrison, who was an officer during the War of 1812.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Carroll County

E – Jefferson County

S – Belmont County

W – Guernsey County and Tuscarawas County

 

Created:  February 1, 1813                    Map of Ohio highlighting Harrison County

County Seat:

Cadiz  1813 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cadiz 

 

Location:  100 West Market Street / Main Street

Built:  1893 – 1895

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Joseph Warren Yost of Cleveland & Frank L Packard of Columbus

Contractor:  E M Long

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story Berea Sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Cadiz. The northeast front has a large one story portico supported by six columns and with balcony on the second story. The second story windows are arched. The second story has columns with a wide pediment at the roof line. On the corners are mansard roofed towers. On the center of the roof is a high clock tower with dome and statue of Justice. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 1993.

 

See: The architect, Joseph Warren Yost of Cleveland, designed courthouses in Belmont County, Guernsey CountyHolmes County, Miami County, Perry County, Wood County and Wyandot County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1813 and Cadiz was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story structure built by John McCurdy in 1819. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1893 to 1895 at a cost of $86,985.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Cadiz

 

 

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Statue of John A Bingham

 

 

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Picture 1819 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2015