Mineral County

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Mineral County is named for the mineral resources of coal in the region.


Created:  February 1, 1866

County Seat: 

Keyser  1866 – present


County Courthouse – Keyser 


Location:  150 Armstrong Street / East Street

Built:  1867 – 1868

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  C G Sims

Contractor:  I B Walton


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a central tower rising from the entrance with large arched window on the third story and with circular opening above and steep pointed roof. The base of the building is course stone. There is stone trim. The roof is sloped. In 1894, the north front was remodeled to the current facade. The architect was Edward B Franzheim and Millard F Geisey of Wheeling and the contractor was E J Fredlock. On the south side are low red colored brick additions constructed in 1938 and 1941 to provide additional county office space. The contractor was J Paul Blundon.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Mineral County Courthouse



N – Alleghany County, Maryland

E – Hampshire County

S – Grant County

W – Garrett County, Maryland

















Photos taken 2012