Noble County

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Noble

Noble County is named for James Noble, who was the first United States Senator from Indiana.

 

Created:  February 7, 1835

County Seat:

Sparta ( Kimmel )  1836 – 1837

Augusta                1837 – 1844

Port Mitchell          1844 – 1846

Albion                   1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Albion

 

Location:  101 North Orange Street / West Main Street

Built:  1887 – 1889

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  E O Fallis & Company of Toledo, Ohio

Contractor:  M J Malone and Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The center section of the east front projects from the main building and has an arched entrance on the first story. On the second story are three narrow arched windows and a round tower on the south side which rises to a small octagonal cupola. In the center of the building is a large square clock tower with round turrets. The base of the building is white course stone.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1847. The second courthouse was built in 1860.

 

Courthouses: 

N – LaGrange County

E – DeKalb County

S – Allen County and Whitley County

W – Kosciusko County and Elkhart County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008