Osceola County is named for Osceola, who was the Native American Indian leader who led the Second Seminole War.
Created: May 12, 1887
Kissimmee 1887 – present
County Courthouse – Kissimmee
Location: 2 Courthouse Square / Emmett Street / Rose Avenue
Built: 2001 – 2003
Architect: HLM Design of North America of Orlando
Contractor: Centex Rooney/Gray Construction of Kissimmeee
Description: The building faces north and is a six story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building has a square tower on the northeast corner with white colored trim at the top. On the west side of the tower is the entrance with an extended canopy. The fourth story has small horizontal windows. The building forms part of the complex with the old courthouse to the northwest and the Administration Building to the north.
Old County Courthouse – Kissimmee
Location: 1 Courthouse Square / Emmett Street / Rose
Built: 1889 – 1890
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: F C Johnson
Contractor: George H Frost
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The east portico has three arched entrances on the first story and three arches on the second story with side arches on each story. Above the portico rises a square bell tower with white wood cupola at the top. There is stone trim. The building was renovated in 2000. The architect was HLM Design of North America of Orlando and the contractior was Centex Rooney/Gray of Kissimmee.
Note: The courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Florida in continuous use.
County Administration – Kissimmee
Location: 3 Courthouse Square / Emmett Street / Rose
Built: 1977 – 1978
Architect: Watsonand Company
Contractor: H J High Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a one story portico. A wide white colored band runs along the flat roof line. The building faces the old courthouse. The building was remodeled in 2000. The architect was HLM Design of North America of Orlando and the contractor was Centex Rooney/Gray Construction of Kissimmee.
N – Orange County
W – Polk County
Photos taken 2009