Richland County

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Richland County is named for Richland County in Ohio through the influence of emigrants from that county.


Created:  February 24, 1841

County Seat:

Olney  1841 – present


County Courthouse – Olney


Location:  103 West Main Street / South Whittle Avenue

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Joseph W Royer

Contractor:  Von Hoy & Son


Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The porticoes on each side of the building are supported by four large columns rising to a pediment with clock at the roof line. On the first story are three arches at the entrances. The building has a wide eave along the roof line.



N – Jasper County and Crawford County

E – Lawrence County

S – Wabash County, Edwards County and Wayne County 

W – Clay County











Photos taken 2008