Hancock County

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Hancock

Hancock County is named for John Hancock, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1737 to 1793.

 

Created:  January 15, 1848

County Seat: 

New Manchester  1848 – 1850

New Cumberland  1850 – 1852

New Manchester  1852 – 1884

New Cumberland  1884 – present

 

County Courthouse – New Cumberland 

 

Location:  102 North Court Street / Ridge Avenue

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  King Lumber Company

Contractor:  King Lumber Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story rough stone structure. The west front has a portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line On the second story is a large arched window with small balcony. The roof line is flat. On the south side is the new courthouse annex.

 

County Courthouse Annex – New Cumberland 

 

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Location: 102 North Court Street / Ridge Avenue

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Val Curtis

Contractor:  Trushel Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story concrete, buff colored brick and glass structure. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Columbiana County, Ohio

E – Beaver County, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Pennsylvania

S – Brooke County

W – Jefferson County, Ohio

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011