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Many former courthouses have been put to other uses -- and some still operating courthouses have historic significance of their own.  As usual, please let us know if we've missed any.  
 

Courthouses  Ohio - Virginia

 
  Courthouse Pages:  AK-CA, CO-GA, HI-IL, IN-ME, MI-NY, OH-VA, WA-WY  
  

 

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  Port Clinton

  Ottawa County Courthouse

  315 Madison Street

  Port Clinton  OH

  Phone

  Web Site  http://www.co.ottawa.oh.us/OCHome/Ottawa_County_home.html -

                courthouse

  Description  courthouse holds large murals of Perry's victory & early local commerce

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type   Courthouse

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  New or Updated:   8/30/2004

 

 

Oregon
Jacksonville
Jacksonville Museum S Oregon
206 North 5th St
Jacksonville OR 97530
Phone 
541 773-6536
Web Site  www.sohs.org/
Description  local history in former Courthouse, with Children's museum next door in ex-jail
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type  Courthouse
Era 1883
    PA
 
Allentown
 
Lehigh County Museum
 
501 West Hamilton Street
 
Allentown  PA  18101    
 
Phone   610 435-9601
 
Web Site  Lehigh County Museum
 
Description  permanent and temporary exhibits in former courthouse
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Courthouse
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era  1817
 
Owner/Operator:  Lehigh County Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  3/2/2004
 

  SD

  Custer

  Custer County 1881 Courthouse Museum

  411 Mt Rushmore Road

  PO Box 826

  Custer  SD    57730    

  Phone   605 673-2443

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web http://www.sdmuseums.org/sub_s/museum_page.php?museumid=20

  Description  local history in courthouse used until 1973

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Courthouse

  New or Updated:    8/22/2005
 

  SD

  Sioux Falls

  Old Courthouse Museum

  6th & Main

  Sioux Falls                   SD

  Phone   605 367-4210

  Web   http://www.minnehahacounty.org/depts/siouxland/siouxland_museums/index.asp

  E-mail  mailto:museum@minnehahacounty.org

  Description  stone courthouse with clock tower has 3 floors of regional history

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building          Courthouse

  Era   1893

  Owner/Operator:  Siouxland Heritage Museums

  New or  Updated                                  2/13/2006

  Tennessee
Bolivar
Little Courthouse
East Market Street
Bolivar TN  38008
Phone 
901 658-3390
Alt Phone  901 658-5301
Web Site  http://www.mtsu.edu/~histpres/APTA/page9.html
Description first county courthouse, later to converted to a residence, now open by appointment only
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Building
Building Type  Courthouse
Era  1824
Owner/Operator:  APTA
  Texas
Denton
Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
110 West Hickory Street 1st Floor
Denton TX 76201
Phone
940 349-2850
Alt Phone 940 349-2854
Web Site  http://www.dentonhistory.org/
Alt Site http://www.co.denton.tx.us/dept/hcm.htm
E-mail mailto:betty.copeland@dentoncounty.com
Description  weapons, pottery, Texas Rangers, glass, local memorabilia,  local history in stone courthouse; dolls, toys, thimbles, folk art pecan sculpture
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Courthouse
Collection A-F Arms
Collection N-Z Pottery
Owner/Operator:  Historical Society of Denton County

 

  Virginia
Independence
1908 Courthouse Foundation
107 East Main Street
PO Box 336
Independence VA 24348
Phone 
540 773-3711
Web Site  http://www.historic1908courthouse.org/
Description  former courthouse holds museum, arts & crafts gallery, auditorium, offices, County tourist Information center
Type of Resource  History Related Organization
Primary Focus Arts
Building Type  Courthouse

Virginia
Spotsylvania
Spotsylvania Courthouse Historic District
Address
Spotsylvania VA
Phone
Web Site
http://users.erols.com/jlefebre/spfi/hod/hod.htm
Type of Resource  Historic District
Primary Focus  Town
Building Type  Courthouse
Era  Civil War

 

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