Clark County

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Clark

Clark County is named for George Rogers Clark, who was a general who defeated the Shawnee Indians in a battle near Springfield.

 

Created:  December 26, 1817

County Seat:

Springfield  1818 – present

 

County Courthouse – Springfield 

 

Location:  101 South Limestone Street / West Columbia Street

Built:  1922 – 1924

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  William K Schilling.

Contractor:  William K Schilling

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has an extended porch with four high columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a round dome with copper top. On the west side of the building is the high modern County Office Building.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by Ambler & Fisher and built by Christie & Stewart in 1820 to 1828. The second courthouse was designed by Thomas J Tolan & Son of Fort Wayne, Indiana and the contractor was Nathaniel Cregar in 1881. The building was damaged by fire in 1918. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $115,000 and parts of the exterior walls were saved from the 1918 fire and were reconstructed.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Champaign County

E – Madison County 

S – Madison County and Greene County

W – Montgomery County and Miami County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Office

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2018