Barbour County

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Barbour County is named for Phillip Pendleton Barbour, who was a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

 

Created:  March 3, 1843

County Seat: 

Philippi  1843 – present

 

County Courthouse – Philippi 

 

Location:  8 North Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1903 – 1905

Style:  Richardson Romanesque

Architect:  J Charles Fulton of Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Contractor:  John P Conn

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story brown colored stone structure. The building is constructed of Hummelstown brownstone, a high-quality, medium-grain, dense sandstone quarried near Hummelstown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The southwest front has a central entrance with large projecting arch and recessed doorway. Above on the second story is a large arched window with smaller arched windows on either side. On the north side of the entrance is a four story tower with opening near the top and a steep green roof. On the south side is a corner tower with steep red roof. The roof is hipped with gables.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by John S Murdock, Amos Carroll and William Carroll in 1843.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Taylor County  

E – Preston County and Tucker County

S – Randolph County and Upshur County

W – Harrison County

 

 

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Photos taken 2012