Knox County

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Knox County is named for Henry Knox, who was a general and the United States Secretary of War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sullivan County and Greene County

E – Daviess County

S – Pike County and Gibson County

W – Wabash County, Illinois, Lawrence County, Illinois and Crawford County, Illinois

 

Created:  June 20, 1790                                                             Map of Indiana highlighting Knox County

County Seat: 

Vincennes  1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – Vincennes  

 

Location:  101 North 7th Street / Busseron Street

Built:  1873 – 1876

Style:  European with Lombard and Tuscan detailing

Architect:  Edwin May and Adolf Scherrer of Indianapolis

Contractor:  F L Farman & Joseph K Frick

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The north front has three arches on the first story with arched balconies on the second and third stories. On the northwest corner is a high square tower with clock and square cupola at the top. On the other corners are shorter square towers with small arched windows.

 

History:  In 1800 the county seat was established at Vincennes. The first courthouse was a brick structure built by William Lindsay in 1813 at a cost of $3,156. The second courthouse was a brick structure built by John Moore in 1831 at a cost of $3,971. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1873 to 1876 at a cost of $362,000.

 

Indiana Territorial Capitol – Vincennes

 

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Location:  1 Harrison Street / North 1st Street

Built:  1800 – 1805

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored wood frame structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the northeast of the center of Vincennes at the Vincennes University.

 

Note:  Vincennes was the original capitol of the Indiana Territory which included Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and the eastern half of Minnesota from 1800 to 1809, the western half of Michigan from 1800 to 1805 and the eastern half of Michigan from 1803 to 1805.

 

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County Courthouse - Vincennes

 

 

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Indiana Territorial Capitol – Vincennes

 

 

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Photos taken 2008