Grant County

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Grant County is named for Samuel Grant and Moses Grant, who were both Captains from Kentucky.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wabash County and Huntington County

E – Wells County and Blackford County

S – Delaware County and Madison County

W – Howard County and Miami County

 

Created:  February 10, 1831                                                      Map of Indiana highlighting Grant County

County Seat: 

Marion  1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Marion  

 

Location:  101 East 4th Street / South Adams Street

Built:  1880

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Elijah E Myers of Philadelphia

Contractor:  Hinsdale-Dovie Granite Company and W D Richardson

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Marion. The north and south porticos have three arches on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Above are pediments. The east and west center sections project from the main building. The dome was removed in 1943. To the norteast is the old Jail and Sheriff Residence .

 

See:  The architect, Elijah E Myers of Philadelphia, also designed the now demolished courthouse in Seneca County, Ohio and in Illinois in Knox County and McDonough County and in Ohio in Lorain County.

 

History:  In 1831, Marion was named as the county seat. The first courthouse was a frame structure erected in 1834 at a cost of $684. The second courthouse was a two story structure built by Dr. Trask and George Webster in 1838 at a cost of $5,000. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1881 to 1882 at a cost of $212,776.

 

County Office Complex – Marion  

 

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Location:  214 East 4th Street / South Adams Street

 

Built:  1989 – 1991

 

Style:  Modern

 

Architect:  James Architects & Engineers of Indianapolis

 

Contractor:  Jungclaus-Campble Company Inc. of Indianapolis

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a six story concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Marion to the southeast of the courthouse. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Willis Van Devanter County Office Complex. 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Marion

 

 

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County Office Complex – Marion

 

 

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Old Jail and Sheriff Residence – Marion

 

 

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Photos taken 2008