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Lanark County

Lanark County, which is named for the town of Lanark in Scotland, Great Britain.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Renfrew County and Ottawa-Carlton Region

E – Ottawa-Carlton Region  

S – Leeds and Grenville United Counties

W – Frontenac County 


Created:  1792                                        Location of Lanark County

County Seat: 

Perth  1792 – present


Courthouse – Perth


Location:  43 Drummond Street East / Craig Street

Built:  1842 – 1843

Style:  Edwardian / Neo-Classical

Architect:  Malcolm McPherson of Perth

Contractor:  Alexander Cuthbertson, David Smith and William Allen


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story rough limestone structure. The centre section rises above the lower east and west wings. The second story windows have stone semicircles above each window. In 1861, John Hampden Field  painted the Royal Coat of Arms. The building houses the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. On the east side is the Registry Office constructed in 1872.


See:  The courthouse is similar to the Renfrew County.Courthouse in Pembroke.


History:  The first courthouse was constructed in 1882 when the District was established. The building was destroyed by fire in 1841. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1842 to 1843.



Courthouse – Perth















Registry Office – Perth

Photos taken 2010