Northumberland County Courthouse

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Northumberland County Courthouse
Northumberland County Courthouse - Sunbury, PA.jpg
Northumberland County Courthouse, July 2010
Northumberland County Courthouse is located in Pennsylvania
Northumberland County Courthouse
Location 207 Market St., Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°51′42″N 76°47′43″W / 40.86167°N 76.79528°W / 40.86167; -76.79528Coordinates: 40°51′42″N 76°47′43″W / 40.86167°N 76.79528°W / 40.86167; -76.79528
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1865
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74001800[1]
Added to NRHP December 30, 1974

Northumberland County Courthouse is a historic county courthouse located at Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1865, and is a three-story, brick building in the Italianate style. A three-story wing was added in 1911. It features three arched doors on the front facade, brownstone quoins at the corners, and a clock tower with a copper dome. The tower bell was donated by Simon Cameron. In 1878, it was the site of the murder trial and conviction of the last Molly Maguire, Peter McManus.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[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 Helen J. Schaffer, Elizabeth H. Kury, and James J. Rorke, Jr. (July 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Northumberland County Courthouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-27.