Ritchie County

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Ritchie County is named for Thomas Ritchie, who was politician in Virginia.

 

Created:  February 18, 1843

County Seat: 

Harrisville  1843 – present

 

County Courthouse – Harrisville 

 

Location:  115 East Main Street / North Court Street

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Holmboe and Pogue

Contractor:  Forman and Putnam

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored sandstone and concrete structure. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Above the first story entrance is a small balcony. On the roof is a large square cupola rising to an octagonal cupola with clock and dome with small cupola at the top.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Ritchie County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pleasants County and Tyler County

E – Doddridge County

S – Gilmer County, Calhoun County and Wirt County

W – Wood County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012