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Cass County

Cass County is named for Lewis Cass, who was the Governor of Michigan Territory to 1831, and who was United States Secretary of State.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Pulaski County and Fulton County

E – Miami County 

S – Howard County and Carroll County

W – Carroll County and White County

 

Created:  December 18, 1828                                                    Map of Indiana highlighting Cass County

County Seat: 

Logansport  1829 – present

 

County Courthouse – Logansport  

 

Location:  200 Court Park / South 3rd Street

Built:  1977 – 1979

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Richard Byers of Muncie

Contractor:  Jack Steinberger Building Systems

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story brick, concrete and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Logansport. The base of the building is red colored brick and the upper stories have cream colored molded concrete facing. The windows are small and square and the entrances on the east and west sides are recessed,. On the east side, the brick facing is on the north and south corners. A one story brick extension is on the southeast corner. The west front has a clock at the flat roof line. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County Superior Court of the 8th Judicial District.

 

See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Fulton CountyHoward County and Miami County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1828 and Logansport was selected as the county seat in 1829. The first court and county meetings were held in the Mansion House, a hotel on the southwest corner of Fourth Street and Market Street. The first courthouse was two story stone structure designed by Joseph Willis and built in 1844 at a cost of $16,393. The second courthouse was an addition to the previous courthouse in 1888 at a cost of $40,000. The architect was John S Mckean and the contractor was John Medland and John E Barnes. The building was remodeled in 1953 to 1955. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1977 to 1979.

 

Note:  When the 1888 courthouse was built, the 1844 courthouse was kept as the courtroom had outstanding acoustics, The 1888 courthouse was built in front of the 1844 courthouse. Both courthouses were demolished in 1976 to make way for the present courthouse.

 

 

County Courthouse – Logansport

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008