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Mingo County

Mingo County is named for the Mingo Native American tribe.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wayne County and Lincoln County

E – Logan County and Wyoming County

S – McDowell CountyBuchanan County, Virginia and Pike County, Kentucky

W – Pike County, Kentucky and Martin County, Kentucky



Created:  January 30, 1895                    Map of West Virginia highlighting Mingo County

County Seat: 

Williamson  1895 – present


County Courthouse – Williamson


Location:  75 East 2nd Avenue / Court Street

Built:  1964 -1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William R Frampton and Walter S Donati

Contractor:  Neighborgall Construction Company of Huntington


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story cream colored limestone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Williamson. The east front has a central entrance trimmed with dark stone. The windows are vertical with panel between and divided by vertical dividers. The base of the building is dark colored stone and the roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 30th Judicial Circuit and County Family Court.Other contractors were Roanoke Iron & Bridge Works Inc. and Dover Elevator Company.


Note:  The County Magistrate Court is housed in the Memorial Building at 101 Logan Street and First Avenue on the west side of the courthouse.


History:  The county was created in 1895 and Williamson was selected as the county seat. The county rented premises and the first courthouse was a two story structure with cupola designed by Frank Pierce Milburn and constructed by Charles A Moses in 1902 to 1904. An addition was constructed in designed by W Rus Warne and constructed in 1911. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1964 to 1966.



County Courthouse – Williamson













Memorial Building (Magistrate Court) – Williamson





Coal House – Wiliamson





Photos taken 2012