Pike County

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Pike County is named for Zebulon M Pike, who was an officer during the American Revolutionary War and who discovered Pikes Peak 1n 1806.

 

Created:  March 26, 1814 

County Seat:

Milford  1814 – present

 

County Courthouse – Milford  

 

Location:  410 Broad Street / West High Street

Built:  1872 – 1874

Style:  Italianate and Second Empire

Architect:  George Barton

Contractor:  A D Brown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The southeast front has a projecting center section with two arched entrances on the first story, two high arched windows on the second story and pediment at the roof line. The north and south sections project slightly and have dormers at the roof. On the center of the building is a square white colored cupola. The building has a mansard roof.

 

Note:  The contract was let to S S Van Auken and rescinded and let to A D Brown in 1872. The cost of construction was $45,000.

 

Old County Courthouse – Milford  

 

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Location:  500 Broad Street / West High Street

Built:  1814 – 1815

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  Daniel Dimmick, Jacob Quick and Samuel Anderson

Contractor:  Daniel Dimmick, Jacob Quick and Samuel Anderson

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story gray colored stone and wood structure. The building is rectangular with a central entrance on the southeast side. On the center of the roof is a square cupola. The roof is hipped.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the second oldest courthouse in Pennsylvania. The oldest courthouse built in 1724 is located in Delaware County.

 

County Administration – Milford  

 

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Location:  506 Broad Street / West High Street

Built:  1984 – 1985

Style:  Modern Colonial

Architect:  L Robert Kimball & Associates

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The southeast front has a projecting center section with entrance on the first story and three windows on the second story. On the roof is a white square cupola. The roof is mansard.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sullivan County, New York and Orange County, New York

E – Sussex County, New Jersey and Warren County, New Jersey

S – Monroe County

W – Wayne County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014