Orange County

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Orange County is named for Orange County which is located in North Carolina.



Created:  December 26, 1815

County Seat: 

Paoli  1816 – present


County Courthouse – Paoli 


Location:  1 Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1847 – 1850

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Pattern Book

Contractor:  John Baker, Thomas U Thoraton and Arthur I Simpson


Description:  The building faces south and  is a two story white colored brick structure. The south portico is supported by six white colored columns rising to a pediment. In the portico, stairs ascend to the second story. On the roof is a tall white colored wood cupola with small dome at the top. Additions were built in 1855 and 1881. On August 26, 1970, fire damaged the building and restoration was completed in 1971. The architect was Stratton Hammon – Neal Hammon of Louisville, Kentucky and the contractor was Lindsey’s Lumber & Builders Supply of French Lick. The building was renovated in 1994. The architect was The Odle McGuire & Shook Corporation of Bloomington and Indianapolis and the contractor was Lindsey’s Lumber & Builders Supply of French Lick. From 2008 to 2009 the building was renovated. The architect was DLZ Indians, LCC and James T Kienle & Associates and the contractor was Lindsey’s Construction.


Note:  In 1847, the Court House Committee consisting of John Baker, Thomas U Thoraton and Arthur I Simpson were appointed to supervise construction and they hired Andrew L Burke to make the bricks. Michael Ombaker was engaged to lay the stone foundation and to erect the brickwork. William Harman  was engaged to do the woodwork.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Orange County Courthouse


County Courthouse Annex – Paoli 




Location:  205 East Main Street / SE 2nd Street

Built:  1982– 1983

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Rome Builders, Inc.


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick  structure. The entrance on the north side is on the second story which is at ground level with the hill descending to the east. The roof is sloped. The building houses Coiunty offices.



N – Lawrence County

E – Washington County and Crawford County

S – Crawford County

W – Dubois County and Martin County
































construction 2008







Photos taken 2008 and 2012