Parke County

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Parke County is named for Benjamin Parke, who was the commander of a troop of light Dragoons at the Battle of Tippecanoe and he was a delegate of the Indiana Territory to the United States Congress.


Created:  January 9, 1821 

County Seat: 

Roseville      1821 – 1822

Armiesburg  1822 – 1824

Rockville      1824 – present


County Courthouse – Rockville


Location:  116 West High Street / South Jefferson Street

Built:  1879 – 1882

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Thomas J Tolan & Brentwood Tolan of Fort Wayne

Contractor:  W H Myers of Fort Wayne


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The center section on the north and south sides has a portico with three arches on the first story and balcony above. Two columns rise to a small pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a high dome with clock and small cupola at the top. The building was renovated in 2001 to 2002.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built by Matthew & Stewart in 1832.



N – Fountain County and Montgomery County 

E – Montgomery County and Putnam County

S – Clay County and Vigo County

W – Vermillion County























Photos taken 2008