Sullivan County

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Sullivan County is named for James Sullivan, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  February 14, 1845

County Seat:

Milan  1845 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Milan  

 

Location:  109 North Main Street / East 3rd Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Lyle V DeWitt

Contractor:  Walter Barenfanger of Vandalia, Illinois.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story Indiana buff colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The building is 110 feet by 66 feet and has a projecting center section with recessed windows and entrance which rises above the roof line. The roof line is flat with a limestone cornice. 

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by William Putnam in 1847 at a cost of $800. The second courthouse was constructed by Major John McCullough in 1857 to 1858 at a cost of $5,000. Fire destroyed the building on June 26, 1908 and the county purchased a two-story, brick building erected by the O K Railroad Company.at a cost of $6,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Putnam County

E – Putnam County and Adair County

S – Linn County

W – Grundy County and Mercer County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009