Gibson County

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Gibson County is named for John Gibson, who was an officer in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War, and he served as Secretary of the Indiana Territory.


Created:  March 9, 1813

County Seat:

Princeton  1813 – present


County Courthouse – Princeton 


Location:  101 North Main Street / West Broadway Street

Built:  1883 – 1885

Style:  County Capitol and Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Harry, Roy and Kenneth McDonald of Louisville, Kentucky

Contractor:  Joseph G Miller


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The east front has stone work on either side of the entrance with two arched windows on the second story and a wide stone header at the roof line. At each corner of the building are small towers with peaked roofs. On the center of the roof is a tall clock tower with open center section.


Note:  The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Johnson County. The cost of construction of the courthouse was cost of $188,661.


See:  The architect H P McDonald and Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky. The architect, Harry, Kenneth and Roy McDonald of Louisville, Kentucky, designed the courthouse in Washington County.



N – Knox County and Pike County

E – Pike County and Warwick County

S – Warrick County, Vanderburgh County and Posey County

W – Wabash County, Illinois


























Photos taken 2008