Jackson County

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Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who defeated the British in 1815 at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 and who was a President of the United States of America.

 

Created:  December 18, 1815

County Seat: 

Valonia           1816

Brownstown  1816 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brownstown

 

Location:  111 South  Main Street / Walnut Street

Built:  1870 – 1873

Style:  Second Empire and Neo-Classical

Architect:  David Bolen

Contractor:  Travis Carter and Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The west front has a portico with four large columns rising to the top of the second story. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. Above the west entrance is a tall square brick clock tower with flat roof. The building was renovated in 1910 to 1911. The architect was Elmer E Dunlap and Marshall E Van Arman and the contractor was Heizmann Brothers.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Brown County and Bartholomew County

E – Jennings County and Scott County

S – Scott County and Washington County

W – Lawrence County and Monroe County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008