Schuyler County

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Schuyler County is named for Philip Schuyler, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and later a United States Senator from New York.


Created:  January 13, 1825

County Seat:

Rushville  1825 – present


County Courthouse – Rushville


Location: 102 South Congress Street / West Lafayette Street

Built:  1881 – 1882

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Edward O Fallis of Toledo, Ohio

Contractor:  Keegan & Maurer


Description: The building faces east and is a two story reddish colored brick structure. The east front has a recessed portico with three square entrances on the first story and three arched openings on the second story. The openings are divided by double thin columns and the pediment forms part of the roof line. Double narrow windows are on either side on the first story and a large arched window on either side on the second story. On the northeast corner rises a high four story square white brick tower with clock.



N – McDonough County and Fulton County

E – Mason County and Cass County

S – Brown County

W – Adams County and Hancock County










Photos taken 2007