Vinton County

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Vinton County is named for Samuel Finley Vinton, who was an Ohio statesman and a United States Congressman.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hocking County

E – Athens County and Meigs County

S – Gallia County and Jackson County

W – Jackson County and Ross County


Created:  March 23, 1850                       Map of Ohio highlighting Vinton County

County Seat:

McArthur  1850 – present


County Courthouse – McArthur  


Location:  100 East Main Street / Market Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  E C Landberg and G T Landberg

Contractor:  Frank Messer & Sons, Inc.


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The square shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the McArthur. The north front projects from the main building and has vertical dividers in the center for the three entrances on the first story and the windows on the second story. The east and west wings are recessed. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the lobby features an original lighting fixture, bas reliefs, metal studded doors and decorative tile around the state seal in the floor. The courtroom has an impressive inlaid wood bench. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas – General, Juvenile and Probate Divisions and County Court. The building was a Works Project Administration project.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Chillicothe ( 4th Appellate District )


History:  The county was created in 1850 and McArthur was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story structure built by James Millineaux in 1855. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1938 to 1939.




County Courthouse - McArthur 






















Photos taken 2011