Huntington County

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Huntington

Huntington County is named for Samuel Huntington, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, and who was President of the Continental Congress.

 

Surroundinf County Courthouses: 

N – Whitley County

E – Allen County and Wells County

S – Wells County and Grant County

W – Wabash County

 

Created:  February 2, 1832                                                        Map of Indiana highlighting Huntington County

County Seat: 

Huntington  1832 – present

 

County Courthouse – Huntington  

 

Location:  211 North Jefferson Street / Court Street

Built:  1904 – 1906

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  John W Gaddis of Vincennes

Contractor:  P H McCormack & Company of Columbus.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story buff colored Bedford limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Huntington. There is a narrow portico on each side with high arches rising from the first story to the top of the second story, balcony on the third story and eight columns rising from the third story to the top of the fourth story. Above are pediments with clocks. On the center of the roof is a large round dome with black colored roof and small white colored cupola at the top. There is a large central rotund with stained glass skylight and a large eagle mosaic at the base. The hallways have original mosaic tile floors. The courtrooms are finished in mahogany. Each courtroom have twenty-two feet high ceilings and four stained glass skylights. There are large murals behind the judge’s bench. The architect was John W Gaddis of Vincennes and the contractor was P H McCormack & Company of Columbus.

 

See:  The architect,  John W Gaddis of Vincennes designed courthouses in Clay County and Putnam County.

 

History:  Huntington was named as the county seat in 1832. A jail was built by William H Wallis in 1834. The first courthouse was a rectangular frame structure. The second courthouse was a two story structure designed and built by William McGrew and David Silvers in 1857 at a cost of $28,000. The Third and present courthouse was constructed in 1904 to 1906 at a cost of $346,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Huntington

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2011