Starke County is named for John Starke, who was a New Hampshire General who defeated the British at the Battle of Bennington in 1777 in the American Revolutionary War.
Created: February 7, 1835
Knox 1835 – present
County Courthouse – Knox
Location: 53 East Washington Street / North Main Street
Built: 1897 – 1898
Architect: Wing & Mahurin of Fort Wayne
Contractor: Caldwell & Drake of Columbus
Description: The building faces south and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The building has a large wide arch on the first story on each side with a large arch above framing the windows. On each corner of the roof are stone parapets. On the center of the roof is a large square stone clock tower with red peaked roof.
E – Marshall County
S – Pulaski County
Photos taken 2008