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
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.
North – Kosciusko County
Photos taken 2008