Ashland County

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Ashland

Ashland County is named for Henry Clay’s farm “Ashland” in Kentucky.

 

Created:  March 27, 1860

County Seat: 

Ashland 1860 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ashland

 

Location:  201   West 2nd Avenue / West Main Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Neo-Classical / Beaux Arts

Architect:  Henry Wildhagen of Ashland

Contractor:  Herman W Buemming of Milwaukee

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story limestone and sandstone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. Square pillars rise from the second to third story on all sides. Over the southeast front entrance is a small protruding balcony. On the roof line is a wide stone border with green colored roof above. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

Note:  The cost of construction in 1915 was $134,363.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by S V Shipman and constructed by B F Bicksler 1n 1877.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Ashland County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bayfield County, Lake Superior and Ontario, Canada

E – Iron County

S – Price County and Sawyer County

W – Sawyer County and Bayfield County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015