Auglaize County Courthouse plaque to recognize historic status


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WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Courthouse has been featured on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 40 years. Soon, a plaque recognizing this distinction will be installed on the courthouse lawn.

The Auglaize County Historical Society received a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The plaque from Sewah Studies in Marietta is expected to arrive before the end of 2020.

“We’re so excited to be part of the National Register program,” commissioner John Bergman said in a press release. “We are equally excited to have partnered with the Auglaize County Historical Society on another successful project to highlight the past, present and greater future of our county.”

The courthouse was built in 1894 for $259,481.21, or $7.8 million in 2020 days. It’s the third site to serve as the county’s courthouse. It’s made from Berea sandstone. It celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2019, when Gov. Mike DeWine spoke at a ceremony.

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