Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

 

Created:  October 17, 1828

County Seat:        

Fayetteville  1828 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fayetteville

 

Location:  280 North College Street / Dickson Street

Built:  1985 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a five story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Fayetteville. The west front has a semi-circular projection in the center with open sections. The roof line is flat. The building was constructed by the First South Savings & Loan Building and was known as First South Centre. The county purchased the building in 1990.

 

Old County Courthouse  – Fayetteville 

 

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Location:  4 South College Street / Center Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Richardson Romanesque

Architect:  Charles L Thompson

Contractor:  George Donaghey

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located in the center of Fayetteville. The west front has a porch on the first story with three arches. There are round towers on each corner with conical roofs. Above the west entrance rises a high square brick tower with clock and steep roof.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was constructed by Captain Samuel Marrs in 1829 at a cost of $50. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1837 at a cost of $6,799. The third courthouse was built by George Baker at a cost of $6,900 in 1854 and was destroyed by fire in 1862. The fourth courthouse was a brick structure built by Alexander Hendry in 1868. The building was demolished in 1905 when the fifth courthouse was constructed at a cost of $115,750.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Benton County

E – Madison County

S – Crawford County

W – Adair County, Oklahoma

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Fayetteville

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Fayetteville

 

 

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Photos taken 2010