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 in the center of Millersburg. 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 colored dome. The roof is sloped. On the southwest corner of courthouse square is the old red colored brick Italianate style County 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.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in 1825 and was destroyed by fire. The second courthouse was built in 1834 and was torn down in 1884. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1884 to 1886.

 

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 – Millersburg

 

 

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Old County Jail – Millersburg

 

 

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Photos taken 2011