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Windsor County

Windsor County is named for the Town of Windsor in Connecticut, which was named for the Town of Windsor in Berkshire County on the River Thames in England.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Orange County

E – Grafton County, New Hampshire and Sullivan County, New Hampshire

S – Windham County

W – Bennington County, Rutland County and Addison County

 

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

County Seat: 

Woodstock  1781 – present

 

County Courthouse – Woodstock  

 

Location:  12 The Green

Built:  1855 – 1856

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Thomas W Silloway of Boston

Contractor:  Dr. Thomas E Powers ( superintendent )

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Woodstock. The west front has a central arched entrance on the first story. Above is circular window. The corners have white colored trim. The windows on the second story are arched. The cupola is octagonal with open arches and green colored dome. The roof is hipped. In the interior, twin staircases rise to either side of the central hallway, landing above the door and giving access to the second-floor courtroom. 

 

 

District Courthouse – White River Junction

 

 

Location:  82 Railroad Row / Joe Reed Drive

Built:  1988 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of White River Junction. The front of the building has a projecting center section with entrance on the first story rising to a large arched window and peaked roof. A horizontal band runs between the first and second story and below the roof line. The hipped roof has green colored tiles.

 

History:  The county was created in 1781 and Woodstock was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1791. The second courthouse was built in 1793 and remodeled by Ammi B Young in 1836 ans the third courthouse. This courthouse also burned in 1854. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1855 to 1856. The District Court Courthouse was constructed in White River Junction in 1988 to 1990.

 

 

County Courthouse – Woodstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Courthouse – White River Junction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014