Montour County

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Montour County is named for Madame Montour, who was a French-Indian woman involved in Native American affairs.

 

Created:  May 3, 1850

County Seat:

Danville  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – Danville  

 

Location:  29 Mill Street / West Front Street

Built:  1871 – 1872

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  O’Malley

Contractor:  H F Hawke and B V Vastine.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building is a cruciform shape and has long arched windows, brackets under the eaves, quoins along the corners and sits on a small knob. There are pediments on all four sides which project from the central square white wood tower which rises to a small cupola with rounded copper roof. The east entrance has three white colored stone arches with a balustrade above. There are blank brick bays on either side of the entrance.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lycoming County

E – Columbia County

S – Northumberland County

W – Northumberland County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015