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Lincoln County

Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was a member of Congress from Illinois ( 1847-1849 and President of the United States ( 1861-1865 ).

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Pike County

E – Calhoun County, Illinois

S – St. Charles County and Warren County

W – Warren County and Montgomery County

 

Created:  December 14, 1818                Map of Missouri highlighting Lincoln County

County Seat: 

Monroe       1818 – 1822

Alexandria  1822 – 1829

Troy            1829 – present

 

County Courthouse – Troy

 

Location:  201 Main Street / West College Street

Built:  1870

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Gustave Bachmann

Contractor:  Edwards and Griffith

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Troy. The building is a “T” shaped and is 75 feet by 80 feet. The east front has a small wood portico supported by six fluted white colored Corinthian columns with a balcony on the second story. The center section projects slightly with a pediment at the top. The windows are arched. On the center of the roof is an octagonal white colored cupola. In the interior, the County Circuit Court courtroom isl ocated on the second story. second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 45th Judicial Circuit. An addition was added in the 1930’s. In 1974 a further addition was constructed at a cost of $150,000. The architect was Henze and Kuda Associates. An addition was constructed in 1992. The architect was Henze and Kuda Associates and the contractor was Freise Construction. The building was renovated in 1996. The architect was Henze and Kuda Associates and the contractor was Goose Construction Inc. and Ronnie Noss Construction Company.

 

County Justice Center – Troy

 

Location:  45 Business Park Drive / South Lincoln Drive

Built:  2002 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  LePique & Orne Architects, Inc.

Contractor:  Freise Construction Company.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south in the center of Troy. The south front has a glass wall center section with entrance on the first story. On either side are red colored brick sections with small windows. The roof line is flat. In the interior are four County Circuit Court courtrooms. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 45th Judicial Circuit. 

 

See:  The 45th Judicial Circuit includes Lincoln County and Pike County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1818 and Monroe was selected as the county seat. In 1822, the county seat was moved to Alexandria and the first courthouse was built in 1822 at a cost of $448.50. The county seat was moved to Troy in 1829. The second courthouse was built in 1830 by David Bailey at a cost of $1,500. The third and present courthouse was constructed in at a cost of $27,500. The County Justice Center was constructed in 2002 to 2004.

 

 

County Courthouse – Troy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009