Whitley County

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Whitley

Whitley County is named for William Whitley, who was killed at the Battle of the Thames in the War of 1812.

 

Created:  February 7, 1835

County Seat: 

Columbia City  1839 – present

 

County Courthouse – Columbia City  

 

Location:  101 West Van Buren Street / South Main Street

Built:  1888 – 1890

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Brentwood S Tolan of Fort Wayne

Contractor:  Joseph S Baker of Warsaw

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The north portico has a large stone arch on the first story with four columns on the second story with pediment above. On each corner of the building are steep roofed towers and on the east and west are rounded turrets at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with green colored roof and clock.

 

Courthouses: 

North – Noble County 

East    – Allen County

South – Huntington County 

West  – Wabash County and Kosciusko County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008