Vinton County

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Vinton

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

 

Created:  March 23, 1850

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. 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. The building was a Works Project Administration project.

 

Note:  The first and previous courthouse was built by James Millineaux in 1855.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hocking County

E – Athens County and Meigs County

S – Gallia County and Jackson County

W – Jackson County and Ross County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2011