Jasper County is named for William Jasper, who was a famous scout for the Continentals during the American Revolutionary War.
Created: February 7, 1835
Parish Grove 1839
Spiller’s Cabin 1839
Rensselaer 1839 – present
County Courthouse – Rensselaer
Location: 115 West Washington Street / South Van Rensselaer Street
Built: 1896 – 1898
Style: Gothic Revival
Architect: Alfred Grindle and Charles Weatherhogg of Fort Wayne
Contractor: G W Heinzmann & J F Heinzmann of Noblesville.
Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The north front has two high stone pillars with three peaked dormers along the roof line. On each corner of the building is a small octagonal tower. In the building center rises a large square stone tower with a clock on each side and a four peaked roof at the top.
W – Newton County
Photos taken 2006 and 2008