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Rutland County

Rutland County is named for the Town of Rutland which was named for John Manner, who was the 3rd Duke of Rutland.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Addison County and Windsor County

E – Windsor Count

S – Bennington County

W – Washington County, New York


Created:  February 22, 1781                                                      Map of Vermont highlighting Rutland County

County Seat: 

Rutland  1781 – present


County Courthouse – Rutland  


Location:  83 Center Street / Court Street

Built:  1869 – 1870

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J J R Randall of Rutland

Contractor:  John Kain of Rutland


Description:  The building faces south and is a red colored brick style structure. The south front has a projecting center section with porch on the first story with four white colored Doric columns at the entrance a further columns on the east side.. On the second story are arched windows with glass fronted pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a clock tower with large square base rising to a four sided clock and octagonal cupola with red colored roof. The roof is hipped. An addition was constructed on the north side in 1954.


County District Courthouse – Rutland  



Location:  89 Merchants Row / State Street

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is two story red colored brick and concrete structure.



History:  The county was created in 1781 and Rutland was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1784. The second courthouse was built in 1792 and was destroyed by fire in 1868. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1868 to 1870 at a cost of $72,000. The District Courthouse was constructed in 2009 to 2010.



County Courthouse – Rutland

























Photos taken 2014