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Hamilton County

Hamilton County is named for Alexander Hamilton, who was a political theorist and the first Secretary of state.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Saint Lawrence County and Franklin County

E – Essex CountyWarren County and Saratoga County

S – Fulton County and Herkimer County

W – Herkimer County

 

Created:  February 21, 1816                  Map of New York highlighting Hamilton County

County Seat:

Lake Pleasant  1847 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lake Pleasant  

 

Location:  SW – Highway 8 / South Shore Road

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Josiah Moffitt

Contractor:  Scott Conroy

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Lake Pleasant. The east front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns with pediment at the roof line. The entrance is framed with white colored wood. The roof is hipped with a square white colored cupola..An addition was added onto the west side.

 
See:  The 4th Judicial District is located at 101 State Farm Place in Malta and includes Clinton CountyEssex CountyFranklin County, Fulton CountyMontgomery County, Saint Lawrence County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Warren County and Washington County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1816 and administered from Montgomery County. The first court met in 1847 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a frame structure and frame clerk’s office built in 1848. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1928 to 1929.

 

County Clerk’s Office – Lake Pleasant  

 

 

Location:  SW – Highway 8 / South Shore Road

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Walter Brown Van Dresser

Contractor:  Scott Conroy

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the north of the courthouse in Lake Pleasant. The east front has a small portico supported by four white colored columns with pediment at the roof line. The entrance is framed with white colored wood. The roof is pitched.

 

 

County Courthouse – Lake Pleasant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010