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Logan County

Logan County is named for Benjamin Logan, who was a general who fought the Indians in the region.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Auglaize County and Hardin County 

E – Union County

S – Champaign County

W – Shelby County and Auglaize County


Created:  March 1, 1818                         Map of Ohio highlighting Logan County

County Seat:

Bellefontaine  1818 – present


County Courthouse – Bellefontaine  


Location:  101 South Main Street / East Court Street

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Franco-Italian and Second Empire

Architect:  Alexander Koehler of Cleveland

Contractor:  Alexander Koehler of Cleveland


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story brown colored sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bellefontaine. The east front has a protruding square tower with entrance arch on the first story, small iron balcony above with two arched windows on the second story. Above is a large statue in a niche with arch window on either side and rising to a white colored clock tower. The tower is cased with galvanized iron ornamented to the style of the building. There is a mansard roof. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas and County Family Court. The building is being restored in 2015 to 2018. The architect is Hardlines Designs of Columbus and the  contractor is Midstate Contractors Inc.


Note:  Alexander Koehler of Cleveland supervised the construction by the following trades:

Mason Work, except cut stone work (W W  Robertson – Sidney, Ohio) – $28,168.80

Cut Stone Work (Weber & Sohman – Dayton, Ohio) – $20,000.00

Carpenter Work, Tiling, Clock & Bell (Harwood & Thomas – Cincinnati, Ohio) – $13,400.00

Galvanized Iron, Tin Work & Slating (W F Gebhart – Dayton, Ohio) – $7,694.60

Wrought Iron & Cast Iron Work (C S Rankin & Company – Cincinnati, Ohio) – $23,000.00

Painting & Glazing (Wiseman & Hayr – Cleveland, Ohio) – $5,132.69

Heating & Ventilation (Peter Martin – Cincinnati, Ohio) – $6,507.80

Plumbing & Gas Fitting (Thomas H Cosby – Cleveland, Ohio) – $1,494.19


Temporary County Courthouse – Bellefontaine  



Location:  140 North Main Street / East Sandusky Avenue

Built:  1903 – 1905

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  William Kauffman of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Contractor:  Buckeye Churn Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bellefontaine to the north of the courthouse and the east front has a projecting center section with two columns, recessed porch and decorated pediment at the roof line. The trim is Indians Bedford limestone and the roof is hipped. The courtrooms are located on the west side of the main floor. The building was constructed as a Carnegie Library and presently serves as the courthouse until the old courthouse is restored.  An addition was constructed in 1978. The architect was Wayne A Wolford of Bellefontaine and the contractor was Thomas & Marker Construction of Bellefontaine.


Note:  The cost of construction was $11,720.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Lima  ( 3rd Appellate District )


History:  The county was created in 1818 and Bellefontaine was selected as the county seat in 1818. The first courthouse was built by Willian Loften in 1821 at a cost of $1,294. The second courthouse was a brick structure built by William Bull in 1831 to 1832 at a cost of $900. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1870 to 1871 at a cost of $105,398. The cost of the 1978 addition was $11,720. The cost of the renovations from 2015 to 2018 were $12,000,000.


Note:  The highest point in Ohio is Campbell Hill at 1550 feet ( 472 meters ) which is located in the county. 



County Courthouse – Bellefontaine











Temporary County Courthouse – Bellefontaine











County Court of Common Pleas courtroom





Photos taken 2006, 2015 and 2018