Stark County

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Stark County is named for John Stark, who was a hero in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  February 13, 1808 

County Seat:

Canton  1808 – present

 

County Courthouse – Canton 

 

Location:  115 Central Plaza North / Tuscarawas Street West

Built:  1893 – 1895

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  John Milton Dyer of Cleveland

Contractor:  George Hammond

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story granite stone and buff colored sandstone structure. The building has am imposing bell and clock tower on the northeast corner, crowned by four angels, the “Trumpeters of Justice”. The first story uses the Roman arch motif with the entrance having three arches over the south porch entrance. The second story uses round windows set in ornamented squares and the lower part uses a narrow Roman arch window. The upper story has square-headed Roman-style windows. The building has two porticos with elaborate pedimented design. The building was renovated from 1992 to 1995. The building houses the Ohio Court of Appeals – Canton  ( 5th Appellate District )

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1817 to 1818. The second courthouse was designed by Henry E Myers of Cleveland and constructed in 1868 to 1870, with a separate Annex. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $111,369.45 and was built around the previous building.

 

See:  The Court of Appeals ( 5th Appellate District ) also sits in Delaware County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Summit County and Portage County

E – Mahoning County and Columbiana County

S – Coshocton County and Tuscarawas County

W – Holmes County and Wayne County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015