Henry County

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Henry

Henry County is named for Patrick Henry, who was a Governor of Virgin.

 

Created:  December 31, 1821

County Seat: 

New Castle   1822 – present

 

County Courthouse – New Castle   

 

Location:  101 South Main Street / Broad Street

Built:  1865 – 1869

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Isaac Hodgson of Indianapolis

Contractor:  Henry County workmen

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The east front has a three story clock tower with steep roof and platform at the top. On the front is a niche with a large Statue of Justice. A wide cornice follows the flat roof line with two small peaked roofs. An addition was added in 1905 to 1906. The contractor was Patrick H McCormack.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $120,000. An addition in 1905 cost $44,000.

 

County Justice Center – New Castle   

 

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Location:  1215 Race Street / South Main Street

Built:  2000 – 2001

Style:  IModern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the south side of the courthouse. The north front has a recessed central entrance with two columns. On the third story is a large arched window with peaked roof above.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Delaware County

E – Randolph County and Wayne County

S – Fayette County and Rush County

W – Hancock County and Madison County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008