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Windham County


Windham County is named for Windham ( now Wincham ) in Sussex County in England.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Worcester County, Massachusetts

E – Providence County, Rhode Island and Kent County, Rhode Island

S – New London County

W – Tolland County


Created:  May 12, 1726                          Map of Connecticut highlighting Windham County

County Seat: 

Windham    1726 – 1819

Brooklyn     1819 – 1895

Putnam       1895 – 1960

Willimantic  1895 – 1960

Counties discontinued in 1960


Old County Courthouse – Willimantic


Location:  979 Main Street / High Street

Built:  1894 – 1896

Style:  Victorian

Architect:  Warren R Briggs of Bridgeport

Contractor:  Jeremiah O’Sullivan


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a projecting center section with recessed porch on the first story with two columns. There is a wide balcony on the second story with large arched window and two columns. Above is a pediment. The foundation is course brown colored stone. On the center of the roof is a high green colored clock tower with octagonal cupola at the top. The roof is hipped. On the north side is a rectangular red colored brick structure with large auditorium. The building now serves as the Town Hall. The building was renovated in 1978. The architect was Robert H Gantner of Willimantic and the contractor was A J Pepin and Son, Inc. of Columbia.


Courthouse – Willimantic



Location:  108 Valley Street / North Street

Built:  1970 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Lawrence Associates

Contractor:  J S Nasin Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a central recessed entrance. The windows are vertical. The roof line is flat with an over hang. The building houses the Superior Court of the Windham Judicial District at Willimantic.


Other Branch Courthouses


Brooklyn ( old courthouse )  /  Danielson  /  Putnan



Old County Courthouse – Willimantic















Former courtroom











Courthouse – Willimantic







Photos taken 2014