Posey County

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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

County Seat: 

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.



N – Wabash County, Illinois and Gibson County

E – Vanderburgh County

S – Henderson County, Kentucky and Union County, Kentucky

W – Gallatin County, Illinois and White County, Illinois

















Photos taken 2008