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Dauphin County

Dauphin County is named for The Dauphin of France, who was the second son of the King of France.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Snyder County and Northumberland County

E – Schuylkill County and Lebanon County

S – Lancaster County

W – York CountyCumberland County and Perry County



Created:  March 4, 1785                         Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County

County Seat:

Harrisburg  1843 – present


County Courthouse – Harrisburg  


Location:  2 South Front Street / Market Street

Built:  1942 – 1943

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Ritchie Lawrie and M Edwin Green

Contractor:  William A Berbusse Jr., Inc..


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a four story style structure. The building faces west towards the Susquehanna River. The building is an impressive neo-classical styling with interior-clad marble spaces. In front of the building is a fountain with a statue “Youth Crushing Evil”. The west front has high vertical dividers with recessed glass walls.  The roof line is flat. Interior work was completed by Paul C Jennewein. The building was renovated from 2002 to 2004. The architect was Buchart-Horn, Inc. and Basco Associates.


See:  The architect, Lawrie & Green also designed the courthouse in Cumberland County.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Samuel Holmand and Daniel E Wirt and built in 1860.


See:  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is located in the county.



County Courthouse – Harrisburg





























Photos taken 2015