Lycoming County

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Lycoming County is named for Lycoming Creek which is a tributary of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.


Created:  April 13, 1795

County Seat:

Williamsport  1795 – present


County Courthouse – Williamsport  


Location:  48 West 3rd Street / Court Street

Built:  1968 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wagner-Hartman-Associates

Contractor:  Lundy Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a square four story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The first story is all glass and recessed. The rest is covered with a smooth glassy brick and a black colored window treatment that varies at the top to break the monotony. The roof line is flat. There is a newer county office building on the north side also in modern office building style.


Note:  The first courthouse was built by John Turk and Edward Gobin in 1802 to 1804 using the plans of the courthouse in Dauphin Countyand the plans were used again to build the courthouse in Lehigh County. The previous courthouse was designed by Samuel Sloan and constructed by D S Rissell in 1860. In 1903 an addition was designed by Truman P Reltmeyer. The plans for this courthouse were used to build the courthouse in Northumberland County.



N – Tioga County and Bradford County

E – Sullivan County

S – Columbia County, Montour County, Northumberland County  and Union County

W – Clinton County and Potter County























Photos taken 2011