Randolph County

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Randolph County is named for Peyton Randolph, who was the first President of the Continental Congress.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Jay County

E – Darke County, Ohio

S – Wayne County

W – Delaware County and Henry County


Created:  January 10. 1818                                                        Map of Indiana highlighting Randolph County

County Seat:

Winchester  1818 – present


County Courthouse – Winchester  


Location:  100 South Main Street / West Washington Street

Built:  1875 – 1877

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  J C Johnson of Freemont, Ohio

Contractor:  Aaron G Campfield of Richmond


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Winchester. The east front has a small portico supported by thin columns. The front center section projects from the main building. There is stone trim at the corners and around the windows. A wide cornice follows the flat roof line. The building was remodeled in 1954 and restored in 2011. The architect was Taylor Architects Inc. and the contractor was Oberle & Associates.


See:   The architect, J C Johnson of Fremont, Ohio also designed the courthouse in  Randolph CountyThe contractor, Aaron G Campfield also constructed courthouses in Hamilton County and Wayne County.


See:  National Register of Historiic Places – Randolph County Courthouse and Jail


History:  Winchester was named as county seat in 1811. The court first met at the home of William Way in 1811. The first courthouse was a log structure erected by Abner Overman in 1820 at a cost of $255. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure started in 1828 and completed in 1840. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1875 to 1877 at a cost of $100,000.




County Courthouse – Winchester




























Photos taken 2008