Ritchie County is named for Thomas Ritchie, who was politician in Virginia.
Created: February 18, 1843
Harrisville 1843 – present
County Courthouse – Harrisville
Location: 115 East Main Street / North Court Street
Built: 1923 – 1924
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
E – Doddridge County
W – Wood County
Photos taken 2012