Wayne County

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Wayne County is named for Anthony Wayne, who was a General in the American Revolutionary War, and who lived from 1745 to 1796.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Medina County

E – Summit County and Stark County

S – Holmes County

W – Ashland County


Created:  February 13, 1808                  Map of Ohio highlighting Wayne County

County Seat:

Wooster  1808 – present


County Courthouse – Wooster 


Location:  107   West Liberty Street / Market Street

Built:  1877 – 1879

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Thomas Boyd

Contractor:  W M Keyser


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick structure. There is light colored brick on the first story and the upper stories are a darker color. A square five story tower rises at the northeast corner to a mansard roof topped by a round cupola. The building has a mansard roof with porthole windows.


Note:  On the southern side sits a broken pediment with a griffin peering out below. Resting on the pediment are two figures representing Justice, one holding the scales of justice, the other the Ten Commandments.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Akron ( 9th Appellate District )


History:  The county was created in 1808 and Wooster was selected as the county seat. The first meeting of the court was held in a log cabin built by John Bever and then in the Baptist Church. The first courthouse was built by John Beven, William Henry and John Larwell in 1819. The building was destroyed by fire in 1928. The second courthouse was designed by John McCurdy and built by Calvin Construction in 1831 to 1832 at a cost of $7,200. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1877 to 1879 at a cost of $75,000.


County Municipal Courthouse – Wooster 




Location:  215 North Grant Street / West North Street

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Strollo Architects of Youngstown

Contractor:  Bogner Construction Company of Wooster


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff brick, glass and concrete structure. The west front is circular with horizontal windows and large glass panels above the central entrance. A circular canopy extends out from the building. On the flat roof is a circular section with horizontal windows and extended metal work.




County Courthouse - Wooster







County Municipal Courthouse – Wooster













Photos taken 2006 and 2015