Paulding County

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Paulding County is named for John Paulding, who was the captor of the spy John Andre during the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  April 1, 1820

County Seat:

Paulding  1820 – present


County Courthouse – Paulding 


Location:  115 North Williams Street / Perry Street

Built:  1886 – 1887

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Edward Oscar Fallis & Company of Toledo

Contractor:  Rudolph Ehrhart of Defiance


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a projecting center section with large arch and two small arches on the first story and on the second story is an arch with three recessed windows. Above is a third story with small windows and the section rises to a peak with a higher twin tower section behind. The north, east and south wings project from the main building. On the center of the roof is a square tower rising to a rotund cupola with small cupola at the top.


Note:  The cost of construction was $40,000.


See:  The architect, Edward Oscar Fallis & Company of Toledo, also designed the courthouses in Williams County; and in Indiana in Noble Countyin Kansas in Montgomery County; and in Michigan in Lenawee County and Monroe County.



N – Defiance County

E – Putnam County

S – Van Wert County

W – Allen County, Indiana




















Photos taken 2011