Ohio County

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Ohio County is named for the Ohio River which river was named for the Iroquois word meaning “beautiful river”.


Created:  October 7, 1776

County Seat: 

West Liberty  1777 – 1797

Wheeling       1797 – present


County Courthouse – Wheeling     


Location:  1500 Chapline Street / 15th Street

Built:  1859 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Frederic H Faris, Jr.

Contractor:  Albert T Luchheti


Description:  The building faces west and is a six story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The north section is a rectangular structure with the sixth story recessed. The west side has a concrete portico at the entrance. The south section is two stories and has a concrete portico at the south entrance. The roof line is flat. The building also houses the City of Wheeling offices.


Note:  Courthouses were built in West Liberty in 1777 and 1779 and in Wheeling in 1798 and 1839. A courthouse was designed by J S Fairfax and constructed by A H Sheppard in 1876,. and was remodeled in 1886. The architect was Charles P Hamilton and the contractor was Kieves, Kraft & Company.



N – Brooke County 

E – Washington County, Pennsylvania

S – Marshall County

W – Belmont County, Ohio and Jefferson County, Ohio

















Photos taken 2011