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Carroll County

Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who was the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Coos County

E – Oxford County, Maine

S – Strafford County and Belknap County

W – Grafton County


Created:  December 22, 1840                                                    Map of New Hampshire highlighting Carroll County

County Seat: 

Ossipee  1840 – present


Old County Courthouse – Ossipee  


Location:  20 Courthouse Square / Brown Ridge Road

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Albert H Dow

Contractor:  Wallace Building Company


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ossipee. The northeast front has a high portico with double columns on either side. The first story entrance is arched and there is a large window on the second story. The corners of the building have stone trim. The roof is hipped with two chimneys. An addition has been added on the southwest side.


County Courthouse – Ossipee  



Location:  96 Water Village Road / Country Farm Road

Built:  2001 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Keith P Hemingway of Plymouth

Contractor:  Hutter Construction Corporation of Ipswich.


Description:  The building faces east.and is a three story red colored brick, buff colored stone and concrete structure. The building is surrounded by spacious grounds on the west side of the center of Ossipee. The front has a projecting center section with small windows on the first story and large horizontal windows on the second and third stories. At the top is a sloped roof with peak behind. The main entrance is on the southwest corner with large arches and recessed entrance.


History:  The county was created in 1840 and Ossipee was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story wood frame structure built in 1840 and additions were added in 1856 and 1887. The second courthouse was constructed in 1915 to 1916 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 2001 to 2003.



Old Courthouse – Ossipee













County Courthouse – Ossipee







Photos taken 2014