Clark County

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Clark

Clark County is named for George Rogers Clark, who was victorious over the British in capturing Fort Kaskaskia, Fort Cahokia and Fort Vincennes.

 

Created:  March 22, 1819

County Seat:

Aurora     1818 – 1823

Darwin    1823 – 1838

Marshall  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Marshall

 

Location:  501 Archer Avenue / South 6th Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Georgian Revival style

Architect:  Fuller and Hawkes

Contractor:  W B Walter

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north side has the main entrance with stone framing and a small pediment on the first story. A horizontal stone bands run below and above the second story windows. The eaves runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with clock and small black colored dome. The foundation is course stone.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Coles County and Edgar County

E – Vigo County, Indiana and Sullivan County, Indiana

S – Crawford County and Jasper County

W – Cumberland County and Coles County

 

 

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Photos taken 2008