Greene County Courthouse

In 1854 Greene County was officially organized and in 1856 the first courthouse on the town square of Jefferson was built. Prior to 1856 Judge Phillips held court in a log cabin located southeast of Jefferson.

Our present courthouse was dedicated in 1917. Three structures have been located on the present site in Jefferson. The first, a wooden structure, was built in 1856 at a cost of $1,825.00.

The second building on this site, more often referred to as the Red Brick courthouse, was built in 1870.

The current building was built at a cost of nearly $180,000.00 and was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Some of its most prominent features, materials and architecture are modeled in many State Capitols throughout the United States.

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September 2021

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  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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  • Community Conversations
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  • "Rural Churches of Greene County" by Chuck Offenburger
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  • Mahanay Carillon Bell Tower & Thomas Jefferson Gardens Tours
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  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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  • Fall Open House
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  • Fall Open House
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  • Fall Open House
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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  • Mahanay Carillon Bell Tower & Thomas Jefferson Gardens Tours
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  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
  • Highway 30 Junkathon
  • Red Barn Home & Craft Show
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • Cemetery Walk
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • VFW Fundraiser Meal
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
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  • Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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  • Greene County Historical Museum Open
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  • Tree Walk