Johnson County

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Johnson County is named for John Johnson, who was a judge of the Indiana Supreme Court.

 

Created:  December 31, 1822

County Seat:

Franklin  1823 – present

 

County Courthouse – Franklin 

 

Location:  5 East Jefferson Street / Main Street

Built:  1879 – 1881

Style:  Victorian Eclectic

Architect:  George W Bunting of Indianapolis

Contractor:  Farman & Pearce of Indianapolis

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick  structure. The north front has two columns on the first story at the entrance rising to a wide header at the top of the first story. Above is a recessed window and a pediment above. The base of the building is course stone. Stone adorns the corners and runs horizontally between the first and second stories. There is a wide cornice along the roof line. On the centre of the roof is a square clock tower with peaked roof. The building was renovated in 1983. The architect was R W Clinton & Associates Inc. of Richmond and the contractor was Construction Control Corp of Fort Wayne.

 

Note:  The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Gibson County.

 

See:  The architect, George W Bunting of Indianapolis, also designed courthouses in Clinton CountyGreene CountyMontgomery CountyUnion County and Wells County.

 

County Annex – Franklin 

 

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Location:  86 Court Street / Jefferson Street

Built:  1982 – 1983

Style:  Modern

Architect:  R W Clinton & Associates Inc. of Richmond

Contractor:  Construction Control Corp of Fort Wayne

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The roof line is flat.

 

County Annex North – Franklin 

 

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Location: 18 West Jefferson Street / Court Street

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Partenheimer Group

Contractor:  The Sillman Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete rectangular structure. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marion County

E – Shelby County

S –  Bartholomew County and Brown County

W – Morgan County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008