Noble County

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Noble

Noble County is named for James Noble, who was an early settler in the area.

 

Created:  April 1, 1851

County Seat:

Sarahsville  1851 – 1854

Caldwell      1854 – present

 

County Courthouse – Caldwell

 

Location:  350 Courthouse Street / Main Street

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Charles J Marr of New Philadwlphia, Ohio

Contractor:  Civil Works Administration

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a stone faced center section with three arches on the first story and stone framed windows above. The building is rectangular and the roof line is flat. The building was a Civil Works Administration project.

 

Note: The Ava Brick plant manufactured the brick for the courthouse. Adam Wendling was in charge of construction. A number of firms furnished material for the construction including Noble Construction Company of Caldwell and others. The Civil Works Administration hired local labor for the construction.

 

Note:  The courthouse constructed in 1859 was designed by Thomas Drake and built by William J Young and Dennis Gibb. The building was demolished.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Guernsey County 

E – Belmont County and Monroe County

S – Washington County

W – Morgan County and Muskingum County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2012