Daviess County

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Daviess

Daviess County is named for Joseph Hamilton Daviess, who was the United States District Attorney for Kentucky and who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

 

Created:  December 23, 1816

County Seat: 

Washington ( Liverpool )  1817 – present

 

County Courthouse – Washington 

 

Location:  200 East Walnut Street / NE 2nd Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Sutton & Routt of Vincennes

Contractor:  English Brothers of Champaign, Illinois

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The south front has a long porch with six large columns rising to a wide header containing a clock. There are three recessed entrance doors. A cornice runs below the roof line. The building was remodeled after a fire in 1986. The architect was Donovan & Donovan Associates, Inc. of Vincennes.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by George W Bunting and constructed by McCormick & Sweeney in 1879. The building was destroyed by fire in 1927.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Greene County

E – Martin County

S – Dubois County and Pike County 

W – Knox County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008