Wayne County

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Wayne County is named for Anthony Wayne, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War, and who lived from 1745 to 1796.

 

Created:  March 26, 1798

County Seat:

Bethany      1800 – 1841

Honesdale  1798 – present

 

County Courthouse – Honesdale  

 

Location:  925 Court Street / 10th Street

Built:  1876 – 1880

Style:  Second Empire and Italianate

Architect:  J A Wood of New York, New York

Contractor:  A S Phillip of Berwick

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The west front has a one story porch with six narrow columns rising to the roof. Behind the porch rises a square red colored brick tower with mansard roof. The north and south wings are recessed. The foundation is stone. The building has a mansard roof. On the east side is a modern four story dark red colored brick addition constructed in 1976. On the south side is the two story red colored brick County Office which was built in 1868. The building is named as the Dimmick Building.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Bethany in 1800. The second courthouse was built by Charles Jamieson in Honesdale in 1843. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $130,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Broome County, New York and Delaware County, New York

E – Delaware County, New York and Sullivan County, New York

S – Pike County and Monroe County

W – Lackawanna County and Susquehanna County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2017