|Architect:||Carpenter and Williams|
This courthouse is actually the second courthouse in Coshocton County. The first was not actually built to be a courthouse, but this fitting replacement was constructed to be a true landmark for the county seat. The building’s tower contains the bell from the original courthouse and dates back to the mid-nineteenth century.
The building has a number of key architectural details which create the second empire style including the stone quoin details on the corners, white-trimmed dormers, high arched windows and a Mansard roof.
The name for Coshocton County is derived from the the name of the Native American village Goschachgunk, which translates to “Black Bear Town”.
If You Go:
The courthouse is surrounded by highly walkable streets and the town square park space. It is easy to find parking and walk around the building and the surrounding downtown area. The building still houses the Court of Common Pleas, so access to the building itself will most likely be somewhat restricted.
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