Wabash County

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Wabash

Wabash County is named for the Wabash River, which is derived from the English spelling of the French name for the river “Ouabache” which was named after the  Miami Indian word for the river “Wabashike” meaning “pure white” as the river bottom is white limestone.

 

Created:  February 2, 1832 

County Seat: 

Wabash  1835 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wabash  

 

Location:  1 West Hill Street / South Wabash Street

Built:  1877 – 1879

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  B V Enos & Son of Indianapolis

Contractor:  Lucien & James Gable of Eaton, Ohio

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building has a portico on each side with six columns supporting a balcony on the second story. Above are three long windows with pediment at the roof line. There is stone trim on the corners and around the windows. A cornice runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a high dome with clock and small cupola at the top.

 

Courthouses: 

North – Kosciusko County

East    – Whitley County and Huntington County

South – Grant County and Miami County 

West  – Miami County and Fulton County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008