Wells County

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Wells

Wells County is named for William A. Wells, who was captured by Native Americans as a young boy and became a scout for Anthony Wayne.

 

Created:  February 7, 1835

County Seat: 

Bluffton  1839 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bluffton  

 

Location:  102 West Market Street / South Main Street

Built:  1889 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  George W Bunting of Indianapolis

Contractor:  Christian Boseker of Fort Wayne.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored stone structure. The central entrance has five stone arches oat the first story. On the northeast corner is a five story stone tower with clock. The west section of the building extends north from the main building.

 

See:  The architect, George W Bunting of Indianapolis, also designed courthouses in Clinton County, Greene County, Johnson County, Montgomery County and Union County.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by George  W Webster in 1845.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Allen County

East    – Adams County

South – Jay County and Blackford County

West   – Grant County and Huntington County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008