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Greene County's First Courthouse Greene County's First Courthouse

On May 10, 1803 (merely two months after Ohio’s admission to the Union and 27 years after Declaration of Independence of the United States of America) in the area of front yard of the former home, long before its construction, the first courthouse session in Greene County, was called to order in a brand new log building, establishing Beaver Creek Township.

The building was about 25 feet square with a main level and an attic.  The materials were hewn logs and a clapboard roof – not a single nail was used in its construction.  A rudimentary stockade provided for protection against the Indians.  About 200 yards south-southeast was a block building used as the county jail.

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