Orleans County

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Orleans County is named for the city of Orleans in France.

 

Created:  October 5, 1792 

County Seat: 

Newport 1792 – present

 

County Courthouse – Newport 

 

Location:  217 Main Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1885 – 1886

Style:  Romanesque and Queen Anne Revival

Architect:  Lambert Packard

Contractor:  Matthew J Culbeck of St. Johnsbury

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The north front of the rectangular building has a projecting center section with large arched entrance on the first story. The center section rises to a pediment at the roof line with window and rising with a square base to a clock tower. The clock tower has arched windows with smaller section at the clop with the clock and steep roof. The foundation is rough cut granite and granite is used for the window sills and lintels.

 

Note:  On the south side of the courthouse are the old 1886 Jail designed by Lambert Packard and the 1903 Jail built by Pauly Jail Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Orleans County Courthouse and Jail Complex

 

Courthouses: 

N – Quebec, Canada

E – Essex County

S – Caledonia County and Lemoille County

W – Franklin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014