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Richland County

Richland County is named for the rich soil in the county.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Huron County

E – Ashland County

S – Knox County

W – Morrow County and Crawford County

 

Created:  March 1, 1808                         Map of Ohio highlighting Richland County

County Seat:

Mansfield  1808 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mansfield 

 

Location:  50 Park Avenue East / South Diamond Street

Built:  1966 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thomas Gene Zaugg & Associates

Contractor:  Emory L Myers & Sons Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mansfield. The north front has pre-cast concrete arches that form a portico across the front. The central entrance has a one story concrete canopy with glass walls. Above the canopy is a clock. When the courthouse was first constructed the building had round chandeliers hanging from the portico, which matched lights in the interior, but the chandeliers deteriorated and were later replaced by hanging lights. On the south side, the building descends to a fourth story. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas – General, Domestic Relations and Probate Divisins.

 

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

 

History:  The county was created in 1808 and Mansfield was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a blockhouse built in 1812. The second courthouse was built in 1827. The third courthouse was designed by H E Myer and constructed by Miller, Frayer & Sheets in 1873. A cupola designed by C E Martin Brothers was added in 1910. The building was razed when the fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1966 to 1968.

 

 

County Courthouse – Mansfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2015