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Hamilton County

Hamilton County is named for Alexander Hamilton, who was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Tipton County

E – Madison County and Hancock County

S – Hancock County and Marion County

W – Boone County and Clinton County

 

Created:  January 8, 1823                                                          Map of Indiana highlighting Hamilton County

County Seat: 

Noblesville  1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – Noblesville  

 

Location:  1 Hamilton County Square / North 9th Street

Built:  1877 – 1878

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Edwin May of Indianapolis

Contractor:  Aaron G Campfield of Winchester.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Noblesville. The center sections on each side of the building extend from the main building. There is stone trim along the corners and vertical bans along the building. A wide cornice runs along the roof line with a mansard roof with dormer windows above the cornice. On the center of the roof is a high square clock tower with black colored roof. The building was remodeled in 1993. The architect was Browning Day Mullins Dierorf and the contractor was Toth-Ervin, Inc. On the west side is the old brick Sheriff’s Residence with attached Stone Jail which houses a museum.

 

See:  The contractor, Aaron G Campfield also constructed courthouses in Randolph County and Wayne County

 

County Government and Judicial Center – Noblesville  

 

 

Location:  1 Hamilton County Square / Conner Street

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Carey Mouer of James & Hagerman of Indianapolis

Contractor:  James & Hagerman of Indianapolis

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Noblesville on the west side of the courthouse. The east front has a large semicircular portico with six stone pillars. A cream colored band runs below the flat roof line. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County Superior Court of the 12th Judicial District. The building is named as the County Government and Judicial Center. 

 

See:  The 12th Judicial District includes Boone County, Clinton County and Tipton County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1823 and Noblesville was selected as the county seat in 1824. The first courthouse was a double log cabin built in 1824. The second courthouse was a post and beam structure built in 1831 on the Courthouse Square. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1837. The Sheriff’s Residence was built in 1853 and replaced in 1875 to 1876. The architect was W R Parsons and the contractor was Williams, Giger and Dufree. The courthouse was also replaced when the fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1877 to 1879. The County Judicial Center was constructed in 1990 to 1992.

 

 

County Courthouse – Noblesville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Sheriff’s Residence – Noblesville

 

 

Old Stone Jail – Noblesville

 

 

County Government and Judicial Center – Noblesville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008