The Shelby County Courthouse

The Shelby County Courthouse (HMJ15)

Location: Sidney, OH 45365 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 17.092', W 84° 9.335'

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In 1819, the State of Ohio formally recognized Shelby County, named for Isaac Shelby, veteran of the American Revolution and former governor of Kentucky. The first county seat was located in Hardin, but was moved to Sidney in 1820 to centralize county government. The corner stone of the present courthouse was laid on July 4, 1881. George Maetzel from Columbus served as architect and superintendent of construction. Modeled after the county courthouse in Licking County, the project was completed in 1883 at a cost of $200,000. Materials, such as limestone, sandstone, and marble arrived by canal boat. The French Second Empire style building has four symmetrical sides facing the four points of the compass, each side with pillared porticoes approached by broad stone steps. A figure of Lady Justice holding the scales of equal justice surmounts each facade. The roof is classical mansard, and the center 170-foot tower is of galvanized iron, encompassing four clocks.
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HM NumberHMJ15
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number2-75
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Shelby County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 2:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 741803 N 4463258
Decimal Degrees40.28486667, -84.15558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.092', W 84° 9.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 5.52" N, 84° 9' 20.10" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 S Main Ave, Sidney OH 45365, US
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