Tioga County

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Tioga County is named for a Native American word meaning “at the forks” which describes a meeting place.

 

Created:  March 26, 1804

County Seat:

Wellsboro  1804 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wellsboro  

 

Location:  116 Main Street / Central Avenue

Built:  1834 – 1835

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Local trades

Contractor:  Local trades

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story cut sandstone structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wellsboro. The southeast front has a high portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The windows are narrow. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola. The roof is sloped. The architect and the contractor were local tradesmen. In 1931, the building was restored. The architect was Lester, Merrtt & Davis of Scranton and the contractor was Harkness & Suhr of Wellsboro. The. The building is connected to the courthouse annex on the west side.

 

Note:  The county minutes from 1834 were lost in a flood so the information on the courthouse is not available,

 

County Courthouse Annex – Wellsboro  

 

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Location:  116 Main Street / Central Avenue

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  L Robert Kimball & Associates

Contractor:  Fontana Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped ground in the center of Wellsboro along the west side of the courthouse. The southeast front has a recessed center section with a projecting porch. The roof is hipped. A front portico was added in 1989 and later changed. The architect was John R Kostecky Jr. and Associates. The building is connected to the courthouse on the east side. In 2016 the front was changed with the addition of a porch. The architect was EADSArchitects and the project manager was Maurice Rice.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Steuben County, New York and Chemung County, New York 

E – Bradford County

S – Lycoming County

W – Potter County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Building before porch added

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2017