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Washington County

Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Essex County

E – Addison County, Vermont, Rutland County, Vermont and Bennington County, Vermont

S – Resselaer County

W – Saratoga County and Warren County

 

Created:  March 12, 1772                       Map of New York highlighting Washington County

County Seat:

Hudson Falls  1772 – 1993

Salem             1772 – 1993

Fort Edward    1993 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fort Edward

 

Location:  383 Upper Broadway / Schuyler Street

Built:  1959 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Milton Lee Crandell

Contractor:  Sweet Association Inc.

 

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 Fort Edward. The east entrance is recessed with a peaked brick section above. Behind is a glass section rising to a peak. The north section has white vertical trim and wide bands along the flat roof line. The windows are in horizontal sections.

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

 

County Administration Building – Fort Edward

 

 

Location:  383 Upper Broadway / Schuyler Street

Built:  1959 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Milton Lee Crandell

Contractor:  Sweet Association Inc.

 

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 Fort Edward. The east entrance is recessed with a peaked brick section above. Behind is a glass section rising to a peak. The north section has white vertical trim and wide bands along the flat roof line. The windows are in horizontal sections.

 

Old County Courthouse – Hudson Falls

 

 

Location:  122 Main Street / Maple Street

Built:  1873 – 1874

Style:  French Renaissance

Architect:  Marcus Cummings of Troy

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a small portico at the entrance. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hudson Falls. The windows are arched. There is a mansard roof. The building served as a courthouse until 1993. The building is now the La Cocina Restaurant.

 

History:  The county was created in 1772 and Hudson Falls ( Sandy Hill ) Salem was designated as a county seat.  The fist courthouse was erected in 1806. The second courthouse was constructed in 1873 to 1874 and is still standing. The building served until 1993.

 

Old County Courthouse – Salem

 

 

Location:  58 East Broadway / Cato Street

Built:  1869 – 1870

Style:  French Renaissance

Architect:  Marcus Cummings of Troy

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story cream colored brick structure. Tjhe building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Salem. The west front has a one story porch supported by four pillars with recessed arched entrance. The windows are arched. The hipped roof has a dormer on the west side. The large courtroom is located on the second story. The building served as the second shire courthouse until 1993. The building is now the Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center. Attached on the east side, is the old jail designed by William J Beardsley in 1906.

 

History:  The county was created in 1772 and Salem was designated as a county seat.  The fist courthouse was a wood structure built in 1796. The second courthouse was constructed in 1869 at a cost of $30,000 and is still standing. The building served until 1993.

 

 

County Courthouse – Fort Edward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administration Building – Fort Edward

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Hudson Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Salem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010 and 2017