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Jefferson County

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Jennings County and Ripley County

E – Switzerland County

S – Carroll County, KentuckyTrimble County, Kentucky and Clark County

W – Scott County

 

Created:  November 23, 1810                                                    Map of Indiana highlighting Jefferson County

County Seat: 

Madison  1811 – present

 

County Courthouse – Madison  

 

Location:  300 East Main Street / Jefferson Street

Built:  1854 – 1855

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  David Dubach

Contractor:  David Dubach, Henry C Kyle and J W Hinds.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Madison. On the west side is a portico with arches on the first story and supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The base of the building is white colored stone. There is a peaked roof on the south and north sides at the center. On the centre of the roof is a round dome with clock and small cupola at the top. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County Superior Court of the 22nd Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1860. The architect was Sieco, Inc. of Columbus and the contractor was Wespiser Construction Company of Statesville.

 

See:  The plans of architect, David Dubach were used to construct the courthouse in Switzerland County.

 

See:  The 22nd Judicial District includes Dearborn County, Ohio CountyRipley County and Switzerland County.

 

History:  Madison became the county seat in 1811. The first courthouse was a two story log structure in 1812. The second courthouse was built in 1823 and was destroyed by fire on September 12, 1`853. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1854 to 1855.

 

 

County Courthouse – Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008