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York County

York County is named for the city of York in England, United Kingdom.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cumberland County and Dauphin County

E – Lancaster County

S – Harford County, Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland and Carroll County, Maryland

W – Adams County


Created:  October 14, 1748                    Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County

County Seat:

York  1749 – present


County Courthouse – York  


Location:  28 East Market Street / George Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  John Augustine Dempwolf

Contractor:  William Miller and Sons


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has a large portico with five opening on the first story and six Ionic columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story with pediment at the roof line. The east and west wings have central entrances with small balconies on the second story. On the hipped roof are three round cupolas. An addition was constructed in 1959 on the east and west sides. The architect was Clarence L Forre. The building is now the York County Administration Center.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1745. The second courthouse was built in 1838. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $350,000.


County Judicial Center – York  



Location:  45 North George Street / Philadelphia Street

Built:  2002 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Kinsley Construction Inc.


Description:  The building faces west and is a six story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The west front has a semi-circular portico with recessed entrance. On the north and south are two story projecting sections. Behind the portico is a sold glass wall with large towers on the north and south sides. The roof line is flat.


Colonial County Courthouse – York  



Location:  West Market Street / Pershing Street

Built:  1754 – 1755

Style:  Colonial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The building was reconstructed in 1976. The south side has a central entrance. The windows have white colored shutters. The roof is hipped with a small white colored cupola at the center.



County Courthouse – York









































Photos taken 2015