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Renfrew County

Renfrew County is named for the town of Renfrew in Scotland.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Quebec

E – Ottawa-Carlton Region and Lanark County

S – Frontenac County and Lennox and Addington Counties 

W – Hastings County and Nipissing District


Created:  1861                                                    Location of Renfrew County

County Seat: 

Pembroke  1861 – present


Courthouse – Pembroke


Location:  297 Pembroke Street East / William Street

Built:  1864 – 1867

Style:  Baroque

Architect:  Henry Horsey

Contractor:  Duncan Kippen


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story sandstone structure. The complex is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Pembroke and includes the registry office built from 1862 to 1868 and the jail built from 1864 to 1866. The building is located on landscaped grounds with the original building in the centre and the new addition wrapped around on either side. The interior was renovated in 1915. The building was renovated in 2005 to 2007 and an addition constructed on the west side.  The architect was NORR Limited Architects and Engineers.


Note:  During the construction, J W Potter was the stone mason, W D Chapman was the tinsmith, James Cooke was the carpenter, David Hogg did the furnishing and Thomas Pink was the iron worker.


See:  The courthouse is similar to the Lanark County Courthouse in Perth.


Other Branch Courthouses


Arnpior / Renfrew



Courthouse – Pembroke



































Photos taken 2016