Licking County

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Licking County is named for the salt licks in the area.

 

Created:  March 1, 1808

County Seat:

Newark  1808 – present

 

County Courthouse – Newark 

 

Location:  20 South 2nd Street / Main Street

Built:  1877 – 1878

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Henry E Myer of Cleveland

Contractor:  Frazier Miller & Sheets

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray colored limestone structure. The building is located on the landscaped Public Square. There is a sandstone foundation. Each side of the building are one story porches with four columns rising to a balcony on the second story. There is a large window with the projecting section rising to a small pediment. The building has eleven identical statues of Lady Justice, one at each entrance. The roof is mansard with a large square clock tower with four faced clock and gold colored dome at the top.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by Josiah Spaulding and Mark London and was built in 1832. The courthouse burned in 1875. The cost of constriction of the present courthouse was $190,000.

 

See:   The architect, Henry E Myer, also designed courthouses in Athens CountyColumbiana CountyErie County and Muskigum County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Knox County  

E – Coshocton County and Muskingum County

S – Perry County and Fairfield County

W – Franklin County and Delaware County

  

 

 

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Photos taken 2015