Jefferson County

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Jefferson

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Columbiana County

E – Hancock County, West Virginia, Brooke County, West Virginia and Ohio County, West Virginia

S – Belmont County

W – Harrison County and Carroll County

 

Created:  July 29, 1797                          Map of Ohio highlighting Jefferson County

County Seat:

Steubenville   1797 – present

 

County Courthouse – Steubenville  

 

Location:  301 Market Street / North 3rd Street

Built:  1871 – 1874

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Charles Wallace Heard & Walter Blythe

Contractor:  Myles, Beaver & Butt

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story buff colored sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of  Steubenville. The south front has a large high portico with four columns rising from the second story to a pediment at the roof line with a gold colored Lady Justice at the top. The first story entrance is arched. The windows are arched with hood-moulds and keystones. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the County Court of Common Pleas courtrooms are located on the second and third stories. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas and County Court of Common Pleas – Probate Division. The architect was Myles, Heard & Blythe and the contractor was Beaver & Butt.

 

See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Youngstown ( 7th Appellate District )

 

History:  The county was created in 1797 and Steubenville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log structure built in 1798 in La Belle ( Steubenville ). The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built by Thomas Gray in 1808 at cost of $2,260. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1870 to 1874 at a cost of $300,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse - Steubenville  

 

 

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Statue of Edwin Stanton

 

 

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County Court of Comon Pleas courtroom

 

 

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County Court of Comon Pleas courtroom

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2015