Tippecanoe County

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Tippecanoe County is named after a Miami Indian word “Kethippecanoogi” which means “a place of the succor fish people”.


Created:  January 20, 1826

County Seat: 

Lafayette  1826 – present


County Courthouse – Lafayette 


Location:  301 Main Street / North 3rd Street

Built:  1882 – 1884

Style:  Victorian, Baroque, Gothic, Georgian, Beaux Arts and Second Empire

Architect:  Elias Max and James F Alexander

Contractor:  Farman & Pearce


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story stone structure. Each side has a portico with three stone framed entrances on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story and having a pediment above. On either sides of the porticos are projecting wings with columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story, and having steep roofs with dormers. On the center of the roof is a high round silver dome tapering to a small cupola with a statue of Justice,


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1845,



N – White County and Carroll County

E – Carroll County and Clinton County

S – Montgomery County

W – Fountain County, Warren County and Benton County


























Photos taken 2008