Windham County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Windsor County

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

S – Franklin County, Massachusetts

W – Bennington County

 

Created:  February 22, 1781                                                      Map of Vermont highlighting Windham County

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. Thebuilding is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Newfane. 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. In the interior. the large County Superior Court courtroom is located on the second story. 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 bell is rung when a jury reaches a decision.

 

History:  The county was created in 1781 and Westminster was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was the 1772 courthouse in Westminster. The building was later torn down in 1806. In 1787 the county seat was moved to Newfane. The second courthouse was erected in Newfane Hill. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1824 to 1825. The cost of construction of the courthouse and jail in 1825 was $10,000. The cost of remodeling in 1853 was $13,000. The District Courthouse was constructed in Brattleboro in 1984 to 1985.

 

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Brattleboro. 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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County Courthouse – Newfane

 

 

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County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

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Picture 1772 County Courthouse in Westminster

 

 

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District Courthouse – Brattleboro

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014