Preble County

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Preble

Preble County is named for Edward Preble, who was a distinguished naval hero of the American Revolutionary War and of the Tripolitan War.

 

Created:  February 15, 1808

County Seat:

Eaton  1808 – present

 

County Courthouse – Eaton 

 

Location:  101 East Main Street / Barron Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Neo-Classical and Greek Revival

Architect:  Harvey H Heistand and Richards, McCarty and Bulford, Architects of Columbus

Contractor:  M J Roche Construction Company of Cincinnati

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray Indiana Bedford limestone structure. The north front has a protruding center section with ten columns rising from the second to third stories. Above the colonnade is “Salus Populi Suprema Lex” meaning “The health of the people is the supreme law”. Along the first story are three stone arches at the entrance doors. A balustrade encircles the flat roof.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Darke County

E – Montgomery County

S – Butler County

W – Union County, Indiana and Wayne County, Indiana

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2005 and 2008