Henry County Courthouse

Image of the Henry County courthouseThe Henry County Courthouse was designed by architect David W. Gibbs and built in 1882 and at a cost of $95,000. Located at 660 N. Perry St. in the county seat of Napoleon, the building is still in use and today houses the Henry County Court of Common Pleas and its probate and juvenile divisions and family court.

The courthouse is made of stone and brick and features four, four-sided corner towers each with mansard roofs and capped with finials. The clock tower is topped with a statue of Lady Justice. Restoration of the building was completed in the 1990s during which time computer terminals and air conditioning were added. The Henry County Courthouse was rededicated on April 19, 1998. 

Henry County is named after Patrick Henry, who was a political leader during the American Revolution.  He was famous for his quote, “Give me liberty or give me death.”  The courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.