Fayette County

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Fayette County is named for Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, who was a French general and politician and who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  September 26, 1783 

County Seat:

Uniontown  1783 – present

 

County Courthouse – Uniontown  

 

Location:  61 East Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1890 – 1892

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  E M Butz & William Kauffman

Contractor:  Laughead, Modiset & Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story rough stone structure. The west front has a high square stone clock tower with steep roof at the top. There are towers on the northwest and southwest corners. On the south, west and north sides there is a gable roof line. The roof is sloped. The building was renovated from 1902 to 1903. The contractor was Jno. D Carr. On the north side is the Romanesque stone jail which is connected to the courthouse by a second story stone bridge.

 

County Administration – Uniontown  

 

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Location:  61 East Main Street / Moran Lane

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Moorish

Architect:  Emil R Johnson and Clarence F Wilson

Contractor:  Engston & Wynn.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story buff stone structure. The building is attached to the courthouse on the west side.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Westmoreland County

E – Somerset County

S – Garrett County, Maryland and Alleghany County, Maryland

W – Greene County and Washington County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011