Spencer County

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Spencer

Spencer County is named for Spier Spencer, who was a Captain and who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Dubois County

E – Perry County

S –  Hancock County, Kentucky and Daviess County, Kentucky

W – Warrick County

 

Created:  January 10, 1818 

County Seat: 

Rockport  1818 – present

 

County Courthouse – Rockport  

 

Location:  200 Main Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1919 – 1921

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  The Elmer E Dunlap Company of Indianapolis

Contractor:  English Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story gray colored limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Rockport. The north front has an arched entrance on the first story and six large columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. In the centre of the roof line on each side, is a clock. The first story has horizontal stone work.

 

See:  The architect, Elmer E Dunlap of Indianapolis also designed courthouses in Carroll CountyFranklin County, Jackson County and Pike County.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Thomas F DeBruler and constructed by F D Allen in 1863.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Rockport

 

 

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Photos taken 2008