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Ashland County

Ashland County is named for Ashland, which was the name of Henry Clay’s estate in Kentucky.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Huron County and Lorain County

E – Medina CountyWayne County and Holmes County

S – Holmes County and Knox County

W – Richland County and Huron County


Created:  February 24, 1846                  Map of Ohio highlighting Ashland County

County Seat:

Ashland  1846 – present


County Courthouse – Ashland 


Location:  142 West 2nd Street / South College Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Vernon Redding

Contractor:  Melbourne Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored Indiana limestone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ashland. The south front has a center section with four vertical concrete dividers between the recessed windows and with a central entrance on the first story. The flat roof is framed by a balustrade which in turns hides a large skylight that illuminates the Great Chamber below. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas and County Court of Common Pleas – Probate and Juvenile Divisions.  


See:  The architect, Vernon Redding, also designed the courthouse in Huron County.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Canton ( 5th Appellate District )


History:  The county was created in 1846 and Ashland was selected as the county seat. The county used a church until the first courthouse, a two story red colored brick structure was designed and built by Ozias S Kinney in 1853 at a cost of $20,000. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1928 to 1929.



County Courthouse – Ashland















Photos taken 2015