Holmes County

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Holmes County is named for Andrew H Holmes, who was killed at the battle on Mackinac Island during the War of 1812.

 

Created:  January 20, 1844

County Seat:

Millersburg  1844 – present

 

County Courthouse – Millersburg 

 

Location:  1 East Jackson Street / South Monroe Street

Built:  1884 – 1886

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Joseph Warren Yost of Cleveland

Contractor:  Hibbert & Schaus

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a small portico with four thin columns rising to a balcony on the second story with a statue of Lady Justice. Above is a large arched window on the second story and a pediment at the roof line. Each corner has a mansard roof. On the center of the roof is a square clock tower with green dome. The roof is sloped. On the southwest corner of courthouse square is the old red colored brick Italianate style jail constructed in 1880.

 

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

 

Courthouses: 

N – Ashland County and Wayne County

E – Stark County and Tuscarawas County

S – Coshocton County

W – Knox County and Ashland County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2011