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Friday, August 12, 2011

Highland County Court House

Good morning,

Today we are still in Hillsboro, Ohio, which is the County Seat of Highland County.
This county has sent its sons and daughters to fight in every war our country has fought and they are all remembered here...
...including the Unknown.
 This bell was cast in Highland County in 2002 for the celebration of Ohio's Bicentennial in 2003.

 A significant number of Revolutionary War veterans are buried in the county and are remembered here.  Considering this part of the USA was mostly undeveloped at the time of the Revolutionary War, this seems to be quite a few veterans buried in one county.
 This monument recognizes veterans of more recent wars.
 The Court House itself is unique.  The style appears to me to be more like a church which may be explained by the combination of Federal and Greek Revival styles of architecture.

I hope you've enjoyed these images of this fascinating place with me.

Lois

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16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is a different sort of building for a courthouse, but very nice too!

Sherry said...

I've enjoyed everyone of your small town posts. Excellent!

Happy Days said...

Beautiful Courthouse! Everything looks nice and neat there. Nice that they have remembered all those who fought in the wars. I did enjoy my visit to Hillsboro...debbie

*Honest Abe said...

I enjoyed my look at your photos about Highland County. They are good ones.

The Revolutionary soldiers memorial reminds me that my little town where I was born, Gordon, Ohio, has a cemetery and in it is one former Revolutionary War veteran.

HOLLYBERRY HOUSE said...

Beautiful courthouse and great memorials to those who have fought. Looks like the weather is cooperating with you. Enjoy and have a safe weekend.

Mama-Bug said...

Love all that wonderful old history!

Judy said...

I love the bell.

EG Wow said...

That does seem like a lot of men from Ontario to have died in the Revolutionary War. I cannot imagine what it must be like to have war on home soil. Very scary!

Lois said...

What a wonderful tribute the veterans. I just love the columns on that courthouse!

Montanagirl said...

Nice post, Lois. That Courthouse really has style and character.

Crystal Cattle said...

What an awesome memorial. Small towns always have such a warm feeling to them. Glad I found your blog.
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Leontien said...

Yes thank you those pictures are very nice.

And i KNOW! in holland the whole trend with the stones as a yard i really don't get!

Have a great weekend!
Leontien

missing moments said...

Such style. They don't make them like that anymore!

Elaine said...

Great architecture and history. It looks like a lovely town.

VP said...

I see they have an active historical society and a lot of interesting and well kept monuments and memorials.

Rose said...

Just saw this at your husband's blog, but liked your additional views, too.