Susquehanna County

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Susquehanna

Susquehanna County is named for the Susquehanna River which flows through the county and the name is the Algonquin word for “muddy water”.

 

Created:  February 21, 1810

County Seat:

Montrose  1810 – present

 

County Courthouse – Montrose  

 

Location:  11 Maple Street / Lake Avenue

Built:  1854 – 1855

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  W H Boyd

Contractor:  W H Boyd, Avery Frick, Levi B Guernsey, William L Post and I L Post

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure. The south front has six large Ionic columns rising from the second to third stories with a wide white pediment at the top. Behind the columns are five window bays with the outer bays bricked up. On the first story are five arches with recessed entrance. A square white colored cupola with clock rises above the front section. A matching addition was built in 1883 on the north side of the building. The contractor was Boyd, Corwin and Cooley. A new addition now connects the two buildings.

 

Courthouses: 

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

E – Wayne County

S – Lackawanna County and Wyoming County

W – Bradford County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2017