Brooke County is named for Robert Brooke, who was a Governor of Virginia.
Created: November 30, 1796
Wellsburg 1796 – present
County Courthouse – Wellsburg
Location: 632 Main Street / 7th Street
Built: 1849 – 1850
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: J W Kerr of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The west front has a porch supported by four white columns rising to a balcony. The gabled roof is sloped with an octagonal white cupola in the center. On the south side is the red colored brick and stone annex built in 1977. The architect was Ray A Shaw and the contractor was H W Trushel Construction Company.
Note: The first courthouse was built by Samuel Herdman in 1799.
N – Hancock County
E – Washington County, Pennsylvania
S – Ohio County
W – Jefferson County, Ohio
Photos taken 2011