Windham County

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Windham County is named for the town of Windham in Connecticut.

 

Created:  February 22, 1781 

County Seat: 

Newfane  1781 – present

 

County Courthouse – Newfane  

 

Location:  7 Court Street / West Street

Built:  1824 – 1825

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Jonathan Park

Contractor:  Jonathan Park

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a white colored wood structure. The east front has a large porch with four high white colored Doric columns rising to the extended roof with wide pediment. On the roof is a high square white colored wood bell tower with smaller section at the top and dome. The roof is hipped. The building was remodeled in 1853 to its present appearance. Originally the courthouse was a Federal-style, box-like structure. In 1907 the building was further enlarged at the west end. The building was repaired in 1998.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse and jail in 1825 was $10,000 and the land was donated by Jonathan Park who was involved in the design and construction.. The cost of remodeling in 1853 was $13,000. The bell is rung when a jury reaches a decision.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in Westminster in 1770.

 

Courthouse – Brattleboro

 

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Location:  730 Putney Road / Main Street

Built:  1984 – 1985

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The center section on the south front projects from the main building. A wide horizontal band runs between the first and second stories. The hipped roof has red colored tile and gable ends. The building is located on landscaped grounds.

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Courthouses: 

N – Windsor County

E – Sullivan County, New Hampshire and Cheshire County, New Hampshire

S – Franklin County, Massachusetts

W – Bennington County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014