Union County

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Union County is named for the union of parts of Fayette, Franklin and Wayne counties.

 

Created:  January 5, 1821

County Seat:

Liberty  1823 – present

 

County Courthouse – Liberty  

 

Location:  26 West Union Street / South Market Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  George W Bunting of Indianapolis

Contractor:  William McKay of Parke County

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The front section has a high square stone clock tower with steep roof. The first story entrance has a stone arch. On either side of the tower are  sections which rise to peaks above the roof line. On the east and west sides are rounded towers. The building was renovated in 2006. The architect was Cornerstone Design of Otterhein and the contractor was Oberle & Associates of Richmond.

 

See:  The architect, George W Bunting of Indianapolis, also designed courthouses in Clinton CountyGreene CountyJohnson CountyMontgomery County and Wells County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wayne County

E – Preble County, Ohio and Butler County, Ohio

S – Franklin County

W – Fayette County

 

 

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Photos taken 2008