Hancock County Courthouse

Hancock County Courthouse (HMJFL)

Location: Findlay, OH 45840 Hancock County
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N 41° 2.335', W 83° 39.028'

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Side A:Hancock County was organized March, 1828, court being held in a log schoolhouse. In 1833, a frame courthouse was built. It served until 1840, when a brick structure went up on this site. During the oil and gas boom of the 1880's, the present courthouse was erected at a cost of $305,272, and dedicated Oct. 27, 1888.

Side B:
June 5, 1885, County Commrs. [Commissioners] C.S. Kelley, J.M. Moorhead and A.S. Beck, together with G.W. Galloway, G.W. Myers, Lemuel McManness and Presley Hay approved plans for the third Hancock County courthouse. W.H. Campfield & Son were contractors; Weary & Cramer, architects. Justice, Law and Mercy are the statutory group. The 16-ft. statue of John Hancock stands 130 ft. above ground.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5-32
Year Placed1979
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 277211 N 4546461
Decimal Degrees41.03891667, -83.65046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.335', W 83° 39.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 20.10" N, 83° 39' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 S Main St, Findlay OH 45840, US
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