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Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Seminole County Courthouses

 
 
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. Seminole County Courthouses Marker
Inscription. Mosquito County was established in 1824 by the U.S. Legislative Council. Mosquito County's name was changed to Orange in 1845. Seminole County was established in 1913 by the Florida Legislature when it was partitioned from Orange County, with Sanford named as the County Seat.

The first Seminole County Courthouse was established in a few rooms of the Welbourne Building on North Park Avenue in Sanford. In 1918 Seminole County purchased the Elk's building, designed by L. Percival Hutton, to become the second Courthouse. The brick embedded in this monument is from this building, which housed one courtroom.

In 1972 Seminole County's third Courthouse was constructed on North Park Avenue. Initially constructed with three courtrooms as well as other administrative offices, nine additional courtrooms were added by 2004.

Groundbreaking for the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center took place on this site in January 2003 and construction was completed in September 2004.
 
Location. 28° 44.812′ N, 81° 17.78′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker can be reached from Bush Boulevard west of South Orlando Drive (U.S. 17/92), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker sits by the fountain directly in front
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. Seminole County Courthouses Marker
of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Bush Boulevard, Sanford FL 32773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fixed Signal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oviedo Turntable (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Folks Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lake Mary Historic Sites (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Lake Mary (approx. 1.8 miles away); Belair Historical Marker (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mayfair Country Club (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wagner (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
More about this marker. The marker is a diamond-shaped plaque which caps a small concrete pillar. A cut-out in the center of the plaque reveals the brick from the second county courthouse, embedded in the pillar.
 
Regarding Seminole County Courthouses. Built in 1972, the third county courthouse is located in downtown Sanford, five miles north of this historical marker. Today it houses Seminole County's Civil Courts.

The Seminole County Criminal Justice Center is located along the edge of the Sanford city limits, and sits in front of the county's John Polk Correctional Facility.
Seminole County Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. Seminole County Courthouses Marker
Facing the Criminal Justice Center

 
Categories. Government
 
Seminole County Criminal Justice Center image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. Seminole County Criminal Justice Center
Built in 2004
Seminole County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
5. Seminole County Courthouse
Civil Courts are located in downtown Sanford in the 1972 Courthouse.
Seminole County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
6. Seminole County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 8, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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