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Sullivan County

Sullivan County is named for John Sullivan, who was an American Revolutionary War general.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Delaware County

E – Ulster County

S – Orange County and Pike County, Pennsylvania

W – Pike County, Pennsylvania and Wayne County, Pennsylvania


Created:  March 27, 1809                       Map of New York highlighting Sullivan County

County Seat:

Monticello  1809 – present


County Courthouse – Monticello  


Location:  414 Broadway ./ Bank Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  William J Beardsley of Poughkeepsie

Contractor:  Campbell & Dempsey of Kingston


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored Ohio limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Monticello. The south front has a large portico with four high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large green colored dome with large clock. The building was renovated in 1979. The building was named as the “The Lawrence H Cooke Sullivan County Courthouse.”


See:  The architect, William J Beardsley of Poughkeepsie , designed courthouses in Chautaqua County, Dutchess County, Franklin County and,Greene County County.


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


History:  The county was created in 1809 and Monticello was selected as the county seat. The previous courthouse was designed by Thornton MacNess Niven and built by Samuel Bull of Orange County in 1845 at a cost of $6,790. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $142,800.



County Courthouse – Monticello















Photos taken 2014