Madison County

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Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.

 

Created:  March 1, 1810

County Seat:

London  1810 – present

 

County Courthouse – London

 

Location:  1 North Main Street / West High Street

Built:  1889 – 1900

Style:  Second Empite and Renaissance

Architect:  Geoege H Maetzel

Contractor:  Doerzbach & Decker

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The northeast front has a projecting center section with portico having double columns on the first story rising to a balcony and double columns on the second story rising to a pediment at the roof line. Behind the pediment is a high ornate clock tower. The building has a mansard roof. With corner towers. On the southwest side of the building is the red colored brick jail.

 

See:  The architect, George H Maetzel, also designed the couthouses in Allen County and Shelby County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Union County

E – Franklin County and Pickaway County

S – Fayette County

W – Greene County, Clark County and Champaign County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Jail

Photos taken 2015