Essex County

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Essex County is named for Essex County in England, United Kingdom.

 

Created:  November 5, 1792

County Seat: 

Guildhall 1789 – present

 

County Courthouse – Guildhall 

 

Location:  75 Court House Drive / Highway 102

Built:  1850 – 1851

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  S G Babcock

Contractor:  S G Babcock

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story building is a white colored wood frame structure. The rectangular building has a recessed central entrance on the south front. On the roof is a large square white colored wood cupola rising to a small cupola at the top with dome. On the west side is a one story porch with entrance. The roof is hipped.

 

Old County Courthouse – Guildhall 

 

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Location:  91 Court House Drive / Highway 102

Built:  1803 – 1804

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  Eben Judd

Contractor:  Eben Judd

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a white colored wood frame structure. The rectangular building a central entrance on the south front. The roof is hipped. The present courthouse is located along the west side. The building was moved downhill to its present location and rebuilt in 1831..

 

Courthouses: 

N – Quebec, Canada

E – Coos County, New Hampshire

S – Coos County, New Hampshire and Grafton County, New Hampshire

W – Caledonia County and Orleans County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014