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Mifflin County

Mifflin County is named for Thomas Mifflin, who was the first Governor of Pennsylvania.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Centre County

E – Union County and Snyder County

S – Juniata County and Huntingdon County

W – Huntingdon County

 

Created:  September 19, 1789               Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Mifflin County

County Seat:

Lewistown  1789 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lewistown  

 

Location:  20 North Wayne Street / West 3rd Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Jon Spalding

Contractor:  Hicks Construction Company and The McClure Company

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure.The building is located in the center of Lewiston to the west of the old courthouse. The rectangular shaped building occupies one city block. The windows are rectangular and a narrow white horizontal band runs between the first and second stories. A wide cornice extends along the roof line. At the center of the hipped roof is a small narrow wooden tower. There is a recessed entrance behind six arches. 

 

Old County Courthouse – Lewistown  

 

 

Location:  1 West Market Street / North Main Street

Built:  1842 – 1843

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Holman & Simon

Contractor:  Holman & Simon

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark red brick structure. The building is located on Monument Square in the center of Lewiston. The east front has a high portico supported by four large Ionic columns rising to a pediment at the roof line and two Ionic pilasters.The recessed doorway has a flush transom panel with a double-leaf, four-paneled door. The three second floor windows on the main facade are semi-circular in shape and framed with radiating voussoirs. At the east side of the hipped roof is a large square cream-colored clock tower with clock and small round open cupola at the top. The rear portion of the building was added in 1878. A large chimney juts out of the roof at the rear of the building. The large courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the Historical Society. The architect was Holman & Simon and the contractor was Holman & Simon. 

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Mifflin County Courthouse

 

County District Courthouse – Lewistown  

 

 

Location:  7 Ort Valley Road / Valley Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Moden

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story dark creamed colored concrete structure. The main entrance is on the southwest side with small canopy supported by two pillars. The roof is hipped. The building houses the District Court.

 

 

County Courthouse – Lewistown  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Lewistown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Courthouse – Lewiston

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2006, 2011 and 2015