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Lambton County

Lambton County is named for Lambton Castle in England where the Earl of Durham lived.


Created:  1849

County Seat: 

Sarnia  1849 – present


Courthouse – Sarnia


Location:  700 Christina Street North / Highway 402

Built:  1958 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Giffels & Valiet

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a four story concrete and glass style structure. The building is located on spacious grounds. On the east side is a rectangular section with vertical windows. On the south side is a one story section with curved roof sections and glass walls. The entrance is located at the centre of the east section with a one story canopy extending west. The courtrooms are located on the second story. 


Note:  The first courthouse was built by Alexander Mackenzie in 1852. The three story fieldstone building caught fire in 1912 and was renovated. The building was demolished in 1961.



N – Lake Huron

E – Huron County and Middlesex County

S – Chatham-Kent Region and Essex County

W – Michigan and Lake Huron
























Photos taken 2018