WELCOME TO THE INGHAM COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Ingham County has the unique distinction of being the only County in the United
States in which the Capitol is not located in the County Seat. The Capitol is in the
City of Lansing while the County Courthouse is in the County seat, which is the
City of Mason. In 1971, the Courthouse was put on the National Register of Historic Places. In
1980 a renovation study was done to preserve the courthouse and to improve
efficiency of operations. In 1995, after fifteen years of renovations and restoration
work, the final work of decorating the public areas was completed by the County
Commission on History.
The Ingham County Historical Commission is the oldest County Commission on
History in the State of Michigan.