Centre County Courthouse

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Centre County Courthouse
Centre County Courthouse Apr 09.jpg
Centre County Courthouse, April 2009
Centre County Courthouse is located in Pennsylvania
Centre County Courthouse
Location High St., Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°54′44″N 77°46′37″W / 40.91222°N 77.77694°W / 40.91222; -77.77694Coordinates: 40°54′44″N 77°46′37″W / 40.91222°N 77.77694°W / 40.91222; -77.77694
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1805, 1835, 1854-55, 1909, 1963-64
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 76001618[1]
Added to NRHP November 7, 1976

Centre County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. The original section was built in 1805, with additions and / or remodeling in 1835, 1854–55, 1909, and 1963-64. It is a rectangular brick building on a stone foundation, measuring 135 feet long by 60 feet wide. The building is faced in stucco and has a gable roof topped by a cupola. It features a Greek Revival style entry porch with eight 26 foot high smooth faced columns with Ionic order capitals. The porch was added in 1835.[2] In June 2012, it was the site of the trial of Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State sex abuse scandal.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is located in the Bellefonte Historic District.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes unknown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Centre County Courthouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-07. 

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