Posey County is named for Thomas Posey, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and who was a Governor of the Indiana Territory.
Created: September 7, 1814
Blackford 1815 – 1817
Springfield 1817 – 1825
Mount Vernon 1825 – present
County Courthouse – Mount Vernon
Location: 300 Main Street / Walnut Street
Built: 1874 – 1876
Style: County Capitol
Architect: J A Vrydagh and Levi Clark of Evansville and Terre Haute
Contractor: John McMannomy of Covington.
Description: The building faces
Built in 1874, the building is a three story red colored brick style structure. The center section on the west side is recessed with a balcony above the first story entrance. On the north and south, the sections extend from the main building and rise to peaked roofs. On the center of the roof is a square white dome with gold colored roof. The building was renovated in 1961. The architect was Leo V Weiss and the contractor was Marion Maintenance.
Photos taken 2008