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Grant County

Grant County is named for Samuel Grant and Moses Grant, who were both Captains from Kentucky.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Wabash County and Huntington County

E – Wells County and Blackford County

S – Delaware County and Madison County

W – Howard County and Miami County

 

Created:  February 10, 1831                                                      Map of Indiana highlighting Grant County

County Seat: 

Marion  1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Marion  

 

Location:  101 East 4th Street / South Adams Street

Built:  1880

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Elijah E Myers of Philadelphia

Contractor:  Hinsdale-Dovie Granite Company and W D Richardson

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Marion. The north and south porticos have three arches on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Above are pediments. The east and west center sections project from the main building.  The roof is hipped. In the interior, the courtroom is located at the south end of the second story. In the 1950s, the courtroom was split into the Circuit Court courtroom and the County Superior Court courtroom which has two chandeliers and marble-like desks. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County Superior Court of the 14th Judicial District. The dome was removed in 1943. On the south east is the County Office Complex and to the northeast is the old Jail and Sheriff Residence.

 

See:  The architect, Elijah E Myers of Philadelphia, also designed the now demolished courthouse in Seneca CountyOhio and in Illinois in Knox County, Macoupin County and McDonough County and in Ohio in Lorain County.

 

See:  The 15th Judicial District includes Madison County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1831 and Marion was selected as the county seat. The court met in the home of David Branson in 1832. The first courthouse was a frame structure erected in 1834 at a cost of $684. The second courthouse was a two story structure built by Dr. Trask and George Webster in 1838 at a cost of $5,000. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1881 to 1882 at a cost of $212,776.

 

County Office Complex – Marion  

 

 

Location:  214 East 4th Street / South Adams Street

 

Built:  1989 – 1991

 

Style:  Modern

 

Architect:  James Architects & Engineers of Indianapolis

 

Contractor:  Jungclaus-Campble Company Inc. of Indianapolis

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a six story concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Marion to the southeast of the courthouse. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Willis Van Devanter County Office Complex. 

 

 

County Courthouse – Marion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Office Complex – Marion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Jail and Sheriff Residence – Marion

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008