Union County

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Union County is named for the Federal Union of the United States of America.

 

Created:  March 23, 1813

County Seat:

Mifflinburg   1813 – 1815

New Berlin   1815 – 1855

Lewisburg   1855 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lewisburg

 

Location:  103 South 2nd Street / St. Louis Street

Built:  1856 – 1857

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Lewis Palmer

Contractor:  Lewis Palmer

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The east front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Wide eaves run along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a white colored octagonal cupola with bell. The newer section built in 1971 to 1973 was constructed by Steve Black and A G Crunkleton.


 Note:  The first courthouse was built in Berlin in 1815.

 

Old County Courthouse – New Berlin

 

Location:  SE – Market & Vine

Built:  1814 – 1815

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is three bays wide and four bays deep with a gable roof. The roof features a center cupola. The building was renovated in 1855 to 1857 and was converted to a schoolhouse until 1952. The building now houses the New Berlin Heritage Museum, also known as the New Berlin Post Office and the Courthouse Museum.

 

Courthouses: 

N  – Lycoming County

E – Northumberland County

S – Snyder County

W – Miflin County, Centre County and Clinton County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011