Medina County

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Medina County is named for the capital of the Al Madinah Province in western Saudi Arabia.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lorain County and Cuyahoga County

E – Summit County

S – Wayne County

W – Ashland County and Lorain County


Created:  February 18, 1812                  Map of Ohio highlighting Medina County

County Seat: 

Medina  1818 – present


Old County Courthouse – Medina 


Location:  93 Public Square / East Liberty Street

Built:  1840 – 1841

Style:  Greek Revival and French Second Empire

Architect:  Truman Dudley Allen of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor:  D H Weed


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick, stone and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Medina to the north of the present courthouse. The building was originally a rectangular shaped structure in the Greek Revival style. In 1872 to 1873, the building was enveloped by two large additions on the north and south sides and topped with a large bell tower in the French Second Empire style. The west front has a wide porch with projecting rectangular towers on either side. The towers have mansard roofs. Above the porch rises a square clock tower with dome at the top. In the interior is the original woodwork and wood stairs. The courtroom is located on the second story. Additions to the building were made in 1906, 1933 and 1951. In 1973, the building was restored. Further restoration was completed from 2013 to 2018. The architect was James Duber and the contractor was Steve Coon.



See:  The architect Truman Dudley Allen of Minneapolis, Minnesota also designed courthouses in Franklin County and Hardin CountyIowa. Blue Earth CountyRock County and Steele CountyMinnesota and Richland CountyWisconsin.


County Courthouse – Medina 




Location:  93 Public Square / East Liberty Street

Built:  1967 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Boyd Huff

Contractor:  E Alessio Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Medina. The west front has a large portico supported by four white colored columns rising to a wide pediment with clock at the roof line. The recessed door is framed in white colored wood. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas – General, Domestic Relations, Juvenile and Probate Divisions. An addition was added in 2011. The architect was Silling Associates, Inc. On the south side of the building is the Prosecutors Office constructed in 1999 to 2000. The architect was Richard L Bower + Associates and the contractor was Lakewest Construction Company.


First County Courthouse – Medina 


Location:  4 Public Square / Liberty Street

Built:  1818 – 1821

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on the Public Square opposite the 1841 courthouse in the center of Medina. The building was the first public building erected in Medina and also housed the jail.The building has a stone foundation with stone from nearby Champion  Creek. There are stepped gables. The building survived three major fires and served as the courthouse until 1841. The architect and contractor were community volunteers.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Akron ( 9th Appellate District )


History:  The county was created in 1812 and Medina was selected as the county seat in 1818 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a brick structure built on the public square in 1821. The second courthouse was built in 1841 to 1842 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1967 to 1969.




Old County Courthouse – Medina
















County Courthouse – Medina



















Photos taken 2010 and 2011