Edgar County

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Edgar County is named for John Edgar, who was a pioneer merchant, politician and a land speculator.


Created:  January 3, 1823

County Seat:

Paris  1823 – present


County Courthouse – Paris


Location:  115 West Court Street / North Main Street

Built:  1891 – 1892

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:   Henry Elliott

Contractor:  Hibbert Brothers


Description: The building faces south and is a two story yellow colored rough sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The entrances are at the corners of the building and have one story stone porticos with balcony above. On the center of the roof is large square white tower rising in tiers to an octagonal cupola with clock, white dome and a statue of Justice at the top.



N – Vermilion County

E – Vermillion County, Indiana and Vigo County, Indiana

S – Clark County

W – Coles County and Douglas County














Photos taken 2008