Howard County

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Howard County is named for Tilghman Howard, who was a United States Representative from Indiana and who died in 1844.


Created:  January 15, 1844

County Seat: 

Kokomo  1844 – present


County Courthouse – Kokomo  


Location:  104 North Buckeye Street / West Walnut Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Oscar F Cook

Contractor:  Buesching-Hagerman Corporation of Fort Wayne


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story rectangular buff colored limestone structure. The entrance is in the center of the east side and is trimmed with stone. The base of the building is concrete and wide vertical bands of stone divide the windows. The north and south sections project slightly from the main building. The handrails were manufactured by the Haynes Company which invented stainless steel. The buildiing was a Works Project Administration project.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by M Rumbaush and built in 1870.



N – Cass County and Miami County

E – Grant County

S – Tipton County and Clinton County

W – Clinton County and Carroll County














Photos taken 2008