Huntingdon County

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Huntingdon County is named for the town of Huntingdon which town was named after Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon.

 

Created:  September 20, 1789

County Seat:

Huntingdon  1789 – present

 

County Courthouse – Huntingdon  

 

Location:  233 Penn Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Milton Earl Beebe of Buffalo, New York

Contractor:  Henry Snare & Company, a firm composed of Henry Snare, Nicholas Shaffer, Isaac Lamp and S E Henry.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has two arches at the entrance and arched windows and horizontal trim. Over the entrance rises the clock tower in three stages with the clock at the top and rounded dome. The original tower was replaced in 1930. A brick chimney is located on either side of the clock tower. The modern annex is nearby.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $71,300.

 

See:  The architect, Milton Earl Beebe of Buffalo, New York, also designed courthouses in Minnesota in Hubbard County and in Pennsylvania in Cambria County, Schuylkill County and Warren County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Centre County

E – Miflin County, Juanita County and Franklin County

S – Fulton County and Bedford County

W – Blair County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015