Morrow County

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Morrow County is named for Jeremiah Morrow, who was Governor of Ohio from 1822 to 1826.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marion CountyCrawford County and Richland County

E – Richland County and Knox County

S – Knox County and Delaware County

W – Delaware County and Marion County


Created:  March 1, 1848                         Map of Ohio highlighting Morrow County

County Seat:

Mount Gilead  1848 – present


County Courthouse – Mount Gilead  


Location:  48 East High Street / Walnut Street

Built:  1852 – 1854

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  David Auld

Contractor:  Auld & Miller


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mount Gilead.  The building has a stone foundation and the roof is slate. The south front has a high square red colored brick tower with arched entrance on the first story, two windows on the second story, portal on the third story, four small openings and bell on the fourth story with clock and pagoda-shaped roof at the top. In the interior are tile floors, woodwork, pressed metal ceilings and a fireplace. The County Court of Common Pleas south courtroom is located on the second story and has a roll-out jury box. The north courtroom is located in the north addition. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas and County Municipal Court. In 1896, the building was expanded. The architect was Williams & Andrews. Additions were built in 1930 and 1939. The building was restored and the contractor was Midstate Contractors Inc. of Marion. On the east side is the two story red colored brick jail constructed in 1849 to 1850.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Canton ( 5th Appellate District  )


History:  The county was created in 1848 and Mount Gilead was selected as the county seat. Most county offices were located in a long two-story frame house, which stood on the two lots where the courthouse now stands, although the county courts met in the Baptist Church. The County Jail was constructed in 1850. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1852 to 1854.




County Courthouse – Mount Gilead



















Old County Jail – Mount Gilead
















Photos taken 2015