Beaver County

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Beaver County is named for the Beaver river which was named after the beaver living along the river.


Created:  March 12, 1800

County Seat:

Beaver   1800 – present


County Courthouse – Beaver   


Location:  810 3rd Street / Market Street

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wallover, Mitchell & Bontempo Architects

Contractor:  Nello Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story concrete, stone and glass structure. The building has buff colored stone with projected wings connected by a central section and a glass-enclosed atrium at the front of the first story. A curved pavilion connects the two wings in the front as a decorative touch, and a glass-enclosed tower with a clock is above the entrance.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1875. The architect was Thomas Boyd of Pittsburg and the contractor was William M Keyser of New Brighton. The building was renovated in 1933. The architect was Edward J Carlisle and Harry P Sharrer. An addition was added in 1974. The architect was Carl G Baker & Associates. The building was razed.



N – Lawrence County

E – Butler County and  Allegheny County

S – Allegheny County and  Washington County

W – Hancock County, West Virginia and Columbiana County, Ohio


























Photos taken 2015