Juniata County

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Juniata County is named for the Juniata River which was named for the Iroquoian word “Onavutta” meaning “Standing Stone”.

 

Created:  March 21, 1831 

County Seat:

Mifflintown  1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mifflintown  

 

Location:  Main Street / Washington Street

Built:  1873 – 1875

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  L M Simon of Harrisburg

Contractor:  Hetrich and Fleisher of Newport

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building sits on the side of a hill. The west front has a large portico with thee arches on the first story and four white colored columns rising from a balcony on the second story to a pediment at the roof line. On the second story are large arched windows with balcony and smaller arched windows around the building. Behind the pediment is a high white colored wood cupola with clock, open octagonal section and gold colored dome at the top.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mifflin County and Snyder County

E – Northumberland County and Dauphin County

S – Perry County and Franklin County

W – Huntingdon County and Mifflin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2015