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1829 Courthouse Historical Marker


Location of sign - 109 Public Square Somerset, Ohio


Photo taken -  September 2007


1829 Courthouse Courthouse Historical Marker, Ohio

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


1829 Courthouse 


Commenced in 1828, this building was Perry County's first true courthouse. The sandstone jail was completed in 1848 and a 

common roof connected both structures. Old '29 commands a largely intact agrarian public square common during the Federal 

period. The edifice is the oldest continuously in service public building in the Old Northwest Territory (1787). The Federal style, 

characterized by symmetry, grace, and simple ornamentation, was common throughout the Old Northwest and the upper Midwest 

during the first generations of public building erection. It has been called a jewel and the finest piece of Federal Heartland 

Architecture extant. The County Seat was moved from Somerset in 1857 and since then Old '29 has housed village offices.


2002 Village of Somerset, The Ohio Historical Society 2002 1-64


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