Sullivan County is named for Daniel Sullivan, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who was killed while carrying a dispatch between Fort Vincennes and Louisville, Kentucky.
Created: December 30, 1816
Carlisle 1817 – 1819
Merom 1919 – 1942
Sullivan 1842 – present
County Courthouse – Sullivan
Location: 100 Courthouse Square / South Court Street
Architect: John B Bayard of Vincennes
Contractor: Walter R Heath of Greencastle
Description: The building faces south and is a three story rectangular buff colored limestone structure. The south front has horizontal buff colored stone work on the first story with a small overhang at the entrance. Six large columns rise from the second to third stories diving recessed windows. A wide cornice runs below the roof line and a clock rises above the roof line.
N – Vigo County
S – Knox County
Photos taken 2008