Starke County

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Starke

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

County Seat: 

Knox  1835 – present

 

County Courthouse – Knox  

 

Location:  53 East Washington Street / North Main Street

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  Romanesque

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – LaPort County and Saint Joseph County

E – Marshall County

S – Pulaski County 

W – Jasper County and LaPort County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008