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Schoharie County

Schoharie County is named for a Mohawk word meaning “floating driftwood”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County and Schenectady County

E – Albany County

S – Greene County and Delaware County

W – Otsego County

 

Created:  April 6, 1795                           Map of New York highlighting Schoharie County

County Seat:

Schoharie  1795 – present

 

County Courthouse – Schoharie  

 

Location:  290 Main Street / Cemetery Lane

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  John Cornelius of Albany

Contractor:  John Cornelius of Albany

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story blue colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Schohaire on the north side of the complex. The building has a small white colored portico with pediment at the first story entrance. Above the entrance is an oval window. A protruding cornice follows the roof line. On the front corners are small towers. On the building center rises a large square tower with mansard roof. In the interior, the County Supreme Court courtroom is located on the third story. The building houses the County Supreme Court and the County Court of the 3rd Judicial District. On the southeast side is a modern three story addition constructed in 1966.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Schoharie County Courthouse

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial District 3 is located at Castleton-On-Hudson and includes Albany CountyColumbia CountyGreene CountyRensselaer CountySullivan County and Ulster County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1795 and Schoharie was designated as the county seat. The first court met in the Ingold wagon barn located south of Schoharie. The first courthouse was erected in Schoharie in 1800.  The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1845. The second courthouse was constructed of blue limestone in 1846. The courthouse also burned in 1870. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1870 to 1871.

 

County Clerk’s Office – Schoharie  

 

 

Location:  276 Main Street / Cemetery Lane

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Italianate / Neo-classical

Architect:  Demers, Mosley and Champaign of Troy

Contractor:  Nial Brothers of Troy

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story blue limestone and concrete  structure. The building is located on the south side of the courthouse in the center of Schoharie. The building has a hip roof. The cost ofd construction was $30,000. The building houses county offices.

 

County Office Building – Schoharie  

 

 

Location:  280 Main Street / Cemetery Lane

Built:  1986 – 1987

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James Jordan Associates

Contractor:  Wade Lupe Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story tan colored brick structure. The building is in the center of the complex with the Courthouse on the north side and the Clerks Office on the south side in the center of Schoharie. The building has a flat roof line. 

 

 

County Courthouse – Schoharie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Supreme Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Clerk’s Office – Schoharie

 

 

 

 

County Office Building – Schoharie

 

 

 

 

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