Pickaway County is named for the misspelling of the Piqua Native American tribe, a branch of the Shawnee.
Created: March 1, 1810
Circleville 1810 – present
County Courthouse – Circleville
Location: 207 South Court Street / Franklin Street
Built: 1845 – 1847
Architect: N B Kelly of Columbus
Contractor: Jacob Strickler, Joseph Kinnear.and other trades
Description: The building faces north and is a two story brown colored sandstone structure. The east front has a central entrance with wide steps in front. The entrance is arched with pilasters on each side and a pediment above. The center section projects slightly and rises to a large pediment at the gabled roof. On the north side of the entrance is a large square tower rising to a red colored roof and turrets and with white colored square cupola with red roof at the top. The north and south sections of the building project slightly from the main building. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was completely remodeled in 1888 and completed in 1889. The architect was Weary & Kramer and the contractor was Doerzback & Decker of Sandusky. During construction, the superintendent was William Doane.
N – Franklin County
S – Ross County
Photos taken 2012 and 2018