Harrison County

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Harrison

Harrison County is named for William Harrison, who was a Governor of the Indiana Territory.

 

Created:  October 11, 1808

County Seat: 

Corydon  1808 – present

 

County Courthouse – Corydon  

 

Location:  300 North Capitol Avenue / East Walnut Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Fowler & Karges of Evansville

Contractor:  J Fred Beggs & Company of Scottsburg.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building has a portico on the south front with a single entrance on the first story and four large columns on the second story rising to a wide header. Between the columns are three large arched windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Old County Courthouse – Corydon  

 

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Location:  South Campbell Street / High Street

Built:  1814 – 1815

Style:  Federal

Architect:  George L Mesker & Company

Contractor:  Dennis Pennington

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The west front has a central arched entrance. On the center of the roof is a white colored octagonal cupola. The built as the State Capitol and became a courthouse in 1825.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Washington County 

E – Floyd County and Jefferson County, Kentucky

S – Bullitt County, Kentucky, Hardin County, Kentucky and Meade County, Kentucky

W – Meade County, Kentucky and Crawford County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008