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Beaver County

Beaver County is named for the Beaver river which was named after the beaver living along the river.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lawrence County

E – Butler County and  Allegheny County

S – Allegheny County and  Washington County

W – Hancock County, West Virginia and Columbiana County, Ohio

 

Created:  March 12, 1800                       Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Beaver County

County Seat:

Beaver   1800 – present

 

County Courthouse – Beaver   

 

Location:  810 3rd Street / Market Street

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wallover, Mitchell & Bontempo Architects

Contractor:  Nello Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story concrete, stone and glass structure. The building has buff colored stone with projected wings connected by a central section and a glass-enclosed atriums at the front of the first story. A curved pavilion connects the two wings in the front as a decorative touch, and a glass-enclosed tower with a clock is above the entrance.

 

History:  The county was created in 1800 and Beaver was selected as the county seat. The first courts were held in Meadville in Crawford CountyThe first courthouse was erected in 1803. The second courthouse was built in 1810. The third courthouse was built in 1875. The architect was Thomas Boyd of Pittsburg and the contractor was William M Keyser of New Brighton. The building was renovated in 1933 after a fire in 1932. The architect was Edward J Carlisle and Harry P Sharrer. An addition was added in 1974. The architect was Carl G Baker & Associates. The building was razed and replaced by the fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 2002 to 2003.

  

 

County Courthouse – Beaver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2015