Miami County

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Miami County is named for the Miami Native American tribe who resided in the area.


Created:  February 2, 1832

County Seat: 

Miamisport  1832 – 1834

Peru            1834 – present


County Courthouse – Peru


Location:  25 North Broadway / East Main Street

Built:  1908 – 1910

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Lehman & Schmitt of Cleveland, Ohio

Contractor:  P H McCormack & Company of Columbus.


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story buff colored stone structure. The central portico has four large columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Above is a pediment with clock and rising above the roof line. The second story windows are arched. A protruding cornice runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large low dome with skylight.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Issac Hodgson and constructed by Nathan Crawford in 1858.



N – Fulton County

E – Wasbash County and Grant County

S – Howard County

W – Cass County and Fulton County




















Photos taken 2008