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Columbiana County

Columbiana County is named for Christopher Columbus, who discovered the Americas in 1492.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Mahoning County

E – Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and Beaver County, Pennsylvania

S –  Hancock County, West Virginia, Jefferson County and Carroll County

W – Carroll County and Stark County


Created:  March 1, 1803                         Map of Ohio highlighting Columbiana County

County Seat:

Lisbon  1803 – present


County Courthouse – Lisbon 


Location:  106 South Market Street / West Lincoln Highway

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Henry E Myer of Cleveland

Contractor:  William C Megown and Simon Harrold


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lisbon. The east front has a projecting clock tower with arched entrance on the first story, balcony and large arched window on the second story and green colored dome with clock and statue of Justice at the top. The windows are narrow and arched. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas. The building was renovated in 1934 under the Works Projects Administration. The architect was Charles F Owsley & Associates of Youngstown and labor provided by the Civil Works Administration and the county.


Note:  On May 20, 1870, the Commissioners authorized William C Megown and Simon Harrold to furnish materials and perform labor for the sum of $98,717.


See:   The architect, Henry E Myer, also designed courthouses in Athens CountyErie CountyLicking County and Muskigum County.


County Juvenile Court Courthouse – Lisbon 


Location:  260 West Lincoln Way / Brockton Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  School

Architect:  Frank L Packard of Columbus

Contractor:  Cullen & Vaughn Contractors of Hamilton.


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lisbon to the west of the courthouse. The section on the north side is rectangular. The building was constructed as the David Anderson High School and was closed in 1993.  An addition was constructed in 1937 to 1938. The buildinh houses the County Court of Common Pleas – Juvenile Division and is named as the Charles A Pike Juvenile Court Center. The architect and contractor was Charles F Owsley of Youngstown. The Superintendent of Construction was Robert McEldowney of Lisbon.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Youngstown ( 7th Appellate District )


Note: Lisbon founded in 1803 is the second oldest town in Ohio after Mariette in Washington County founded in 1788.


History:  The county was created in 1803 and Lisbon was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log cabin erected in 1803 at a cost of $250. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1817. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1870 to 1871 at a cost of $98,717.



County Courthouse – Lisbon













Photos taken 2010 and 2011