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
Bluffton 1839 – present
County Courthouse – Bluffton
Location: 102 West Market Street / South Main Street
Built: 1889 – 1891
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.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed by George W Webster in 1845.
North – Allen County
East – Adams County
Photos taken 2008