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Clark County

Clark County is named for George Rogers Clark, who was a general who defeated the Shawnee Indians in a battle near Springfield.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Champaign County

E – Madison County 

S – Madison County and Greene County

W – Montgomery County and Miami County


Created:  December 26, 1817                Map of Ohio highlighting Clark County

County Seat:

Springfield  1818 – present


County Courthouse – Springfield 


Location:  101 South Limestone Street / West Columbia Street

Built:  1922 – 1924

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  William K Schilling.

Contractor:  William K Schilling


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Springfield. The east front has an extended porch with four high columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a round dome with copper top. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas and County Court of Common Pleas – Probate Division. On the west side is the ten story brick and glass County Office Building designed by Kline – Meier and constructed in 1986 to 1988.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Dayton ( 2nd Appellate District )


History:  The county was created in 1817 and Springfield was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was designed by Ambler & Fisher and built by Christie & Stewart in 1820 to 1828. The second courthouse was designed by Thomas J Tolan & Son of Fort Wayne, Indiana and the contractor was Nathaniel Cregar in 1881. The building was damaged by fire in 1918. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $115,000 and parts of the exterior walls were saved from the 1918 fire and were reconstructed.


County Office Building – Springfield 



Location:  31 South Limestone Street / West Columbia Street

Built:  1899 – 1901

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located in the center of Springfield on the south side of the courthouse. The building has a raised red colored stone basement. The east front has a large central portico with large arch and recessed entrance. At the flat roof line is a large pediment. The building is the A B Graham Memorial Building and houses county offices. The building was renovated in 2019 to 2021.



County Courthouse – Springfield























County Court of Common Pleas courtroom







Picture 1881 County Courthouse



County Office Building – Springfield





Photos taken 2011 and 2018