Pinellas County

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Pinellas County is named for the Spanish “Punta Pinal” meaning “Point of Pines” or “Piney Point”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

 Pasco County

E – Hillsborough County 

S – Manatee County

W – Gulf of Mexico 


Created:  May 23, 1911                          Map of Florida highlighting Pinellas County

County Seat:

Clearwater  1911 – present


County Courthouse – Clearwater


Location:  1115 Manatee Avenue West / 11th Street

Built:  1961 – 1963

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Rader and Associates

Contractor:  Allen M Campbell Company


Description: The building faces north and is a six story rectangular shaped concrete and glass structure. The first story has a recessed arcade along the east and north sides of the building with glass walls. On the north and south sides, the windows are set in large vertical sections with panels between each story. The roof line is flat.The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial Circuit and County Court. In 1980 to 1981 a two story  buff colored brick, glass and concrete addition was constructed on the south side. The architect was Patrick & Prindle Partners and the contractor was W G Mills Inc.


Old County Courthouse – Clearwater




Location:  324   South Fort Harrison Avenue / Court Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Francis J Kennard

Contractor:  Bates-Hudnall-Jetton Company


Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building has a high porch on the east front with four large columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. The north and south wings are recessed. On the south side of the building is the modern six story brick, concrete and glass County Office Annex.


See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Pasco County.


See:  The county is located in the Second Judicial District of the Court of Appeal – Second Judicial District located in Lakeland and Tampa.




County Courthouse – Clearwater



















Old County Courthouse – Clearwater













County Office Annex – Clearwater




Photos taken 2009