Fountain County

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Fountain

Fountain County is named for James Fontaine, who was a Kentucky Major killed at Harmar’s Defeat during the Northwest Indian War in 1790.

 

Created:  December 20, 1825

County Seat: 

Covington  1826 – present

 

County Courthouse – Covington 

 

Location:  301 4th Street / Washington Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Louis L Johnson and Walter Scholer of Lafayette

Contractor:  Jacobson Brothers of Chicago, Illinois.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored stone structure. The east entrance has three rectangular stone framed entrances. The first story is horizontal stonework with vertical dividers on the second and third stories with recessed windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Issac Hodgson and constructed by John H Thomas in 1861.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Warren County

E – Tippecanoe County and Montgomery County

S – Parke County

W – Vermillion County and Warren County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008