Wetzel County

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Wetzel County is named for Lewis Wetzel, who was a noted frontiersman.

 

Created:  January 10, 1846

County Seat: 

New Martinsville  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – New Martinsville 

 

Location:  200 Main Street / Washington Street

Built:  1900 – 1902

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque Revival

Architect:  W Chamberlin Company and W J Alexander

Contractor:  Caldwell and Drake

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored sandstone structure. The east front has a one story portico at the central entrance. Behind the portico rises a high square tower with open center for the bells and above a clock and steep red roof. Each corner of the building has a square tower with steep red roof. The south side has an arched entrance on the first story. During construction of the building, J H Braun was the superintendent. On the north side of the building is the Sheriff Residence.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marshall County and Greene County, Pennsylvania

E – Monongalia County, Marion County and Harrison County

S – Doddridge County and Tyler County

W – Monroe County, Ohio

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012