Orange County

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Orange County is named for William of Orange, who was the Prince of Orange.

 

Created:  October 18, 1785

County Seat: 

Chelsea  1785 – present

 

County Courthouse – Chelsea 

 

Location:  5 Court Street /  Highland Avenue

Built:  1847 – 1848

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Horace Carpenter of Clelsea

Contractor:  Horace Carpenter of Chelsea and Lafavor Waters of Randolph

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored structure. The building has a high white colored wood bell tower with gilded copper dome. The west front has a central entrance on the first story. At the roof line is a pediment. The roof is hipped. The building was extended on the east side in 1879. The building was again extended in 1997. The architect was The Burley Partnership.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $4228. The bell was cast in 1714 and installed in the Parish Church in Essex County and later installed in the courthouse in 1847. The bell is rung when a jury comes to a decisiion.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Washington County and Caledonia County

E – Grafton County, New Hampshire

S – Windsor County

W – Addison County and Washington County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014