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Warren County

Warren County is named for Joseph Warren, who was a doctor and a soldier who ied in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County and Lincoln County

E – St. Charles County

S – Franklin County

W – Montgomery County

 

Created:  January 5, 1833                      Map of Missouri highlighting Warren County

County Seat: 

Warrenton  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Warrenton  

 

Location:  104 West Booneslick Road / South Market Street

Built:  1997 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Phillips Swager Associates of Peoria, Illinois

Contractor:  Denien Construction of Wentzville

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Warrenton. The north front has a recessed center section with the entrance on the first story and peaked roof line. White colored columns form a semicircular overhang. There is stone trim at the corners and horizontal bands across the building. The base of the building is course stone. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit.

 

See:  The 12th Judicial District covers Audrain CountyMontgomery County and Warren County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1833 and Warrenton was selected as the county seat in 1836. The first courthouse was built by Solomon Jenkins in 1838 at a cost of $2,600. The second courthouse was designed by Thomas W Brady of St. Louis and was constructed by Julius Conrad and Company at a cost of $40,000 in 1869. The building was torn down and the cupola preserved. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1997 and 1998.

 

 

County Courthouse – Warrenton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse Cupola 1869

 

 

Photos taken 2009