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Lamoille County

Lamoille County is named for the French word “La Mouell” meaning the “seagull” and named by French explorer Samuel de Champlain.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County and Orleans County

E – Caledonia County and Washington County

S – Washington County

W – Chittenden County

 

Created:  October 26, 1835                                                        Map of Vermont highlighting Lamoille County

County Seat: 

Hyde Park 1835 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hyde Park 

 

Location:  150 Main Street / Church Street

Built:  1910 – 1912

Style:  Colonial Revival and Romanesque

Architect:  Nicholas and Parker

Contractor:  Roger William Hulburd of Hyde Park

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hyde Park. The north front has a one story porch supported by four columns and with balcony on the second story. On the northeast corner is a high square clock tower with steep roof. On the northwest corner is a shorter square tower. The second story windows are arched. The roof is hipped. In the interior, spanning the width of the building and occupying most of the second fstory is the County Superior Court courtroom. Large windows and high ceilings give the room a monumental scale. Each of the six of windows (three on each side of the room) are flanked by fluted plaster pilasters with Ionic capitols. Above these pilasters a wide plaster frieze and an intricate plaster cornice span the perimeter of the room. The cornice design features small dentils and bead-and-reel molding. Both the doors to the room and a recessed alcove behind the judge’s bench are marked by pilasters similar to those around the windows. Each door is also ornamented with a plaster pediment above it. A circular shaped ceiling medallion, with a floral pattern and a hanging light fixture, is also made of plaster. All the light fixtures in the room appear historic. The judge’s wood panel desk has a dark stained finish. The wooden balustrades, which divide the room into sections, have the same finish. These balustrades are similar to the ones on the main staircase. On the west side of the courthouse is the two story red colored brick old Sheriff Residence.

 

Note:  National Register of Historic Places – Lamille County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1835 and Hyde Park was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1836 and burned in 1910. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1910 to 1912 at a cost of $100,000.

 

Note:  The highest point in Vermont is Mount Mansfield at 4,393 feet ( 1,339 meters ) which is located in the county on the border with Chittenden County.

 

 

County Courthouse – Hyde Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Sheriff Residence – Hyde Park

Photos taken 2014 and 2018