Union County

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Union County is named for the unanimous decision of the residence of the county to form their own county from part of Henderson County.

 

Created:  January 15, 1811

County Seat: 

Morganfield  1811 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Morganfield 

 

Location:  121 South Morgan Street / West Main Avenue

Built:  1872 – 1873

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J K Frick of Evanston, Indiana

Contractor:  A B Weaver, G E Bell, G W Fallon and William Brown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has white colored stone trim framing the recessed entrance. Above the entrance are three arched windows with larger single arched windows on either side. White colored wood trim frame the gable with white colored circle and the pitched roof. On the east and west sides, the building extends outward. In 1940, the building was doubled in size.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1820 at a cost of $3800. The building was demolished to make room for the present courthouse.

 

See:  The architect, J K Frick of Evanston, Indiana, also designed the courthouse in Christian County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Posey County, Indiana

E – Henderson County and Webster County

S – Webster County and Crittenden County

W – Hardin County, Illinois and Gallatin County, Illinois

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007