Webster County

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Webster County is named for Daniel Webster, who was a statesman, senator and the United States Secretary of State.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lewis County and Upshur County 

E – Randolph County and Pocahontas County

S – Greenbrier County and Nicholas County

W – Nicholas County and Braxton County

 

Created:  January 10, 1860                    Map of West Virginia highlighting Webster County

County Seat: 

Webster Springs  1860 – present

 

County Courthouse – Webster Springs 

 

Location:  2 Court Square / Main Street

Built:  1895 – 1896

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Frenzhein & Gesey of Wheeling

Contractor:  W W McCoy of Marietta, Ohio

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a a three story buff colored stone block structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of a hill in the center of Webster Springs with a view northwest over the town. The northwest front has a recessed arched central entrance on the first story. On the second story are three large arched windows. The  slightly projecting center section rises to a short tower with steep roof. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the third story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit and Family Court. On the northeast side of the building is the Jail and Sheriff Residence and to the northeast is the one story Courthouse Annex.

 

Note:  The county was the last county created before the Civil War and few records were kept in the early years. The County Jailhouse was later added to the main building, completed in 1901 by Cladwell and Drake of Parkersburg. Part of the building now serves as the Family Law Court.

 

Note:  The  County Magistrate Court is located at 112 Bell Street and Union Street to the ast of the courthouse,

  

See:  The 14th Judicial District includes Braxton CountyClay County and Gilmer County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1860 and Webster Springs was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a wood frame structure built after the county was created. The courthouse burned in 1888. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1895 to 1896 at a cost of $23,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse - Webster Springs

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes

 

 

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Construction Contract

 

 

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Photos taken 2012