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Madison County

Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Grant County

E – Delaware County and Henry County

S – Hancock County

W – Hamilton County and Tipton County

 

Created:  January 4, 1823                                                          Map of Indiana highlighting Madison County

County Seat: 

Pendleton  1823 – 1827

Anderson   1827 – present

 

County Courthouse – Anderson

 

Location:  16 East 9th Street / Meridian Street

Built:  1972 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Johnson, Richhart Associates

Contractor:  Solitt Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story glass, concrete and red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Anderson. The first and second stories are recessed on the south side with brick pillars supporting the projecting upper stories. Glass walls cover the third and fourth stories. Square red colored brick towers rise at the center of each side and have a clock at the top. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County Superior Court of the 14th Judicial District. The building is named as the Madison County Government Center. The building was remodeled in 1983 and glass panels were installed on the upper section of the building.

 

See:  The 15th Judicial District includes Grant County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1823 and Pendleton was selected as the county seat. In 1827 the county seat was moved to Anderson. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1827. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1840. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on December 10, 1880. The third courthouse was an Italianate limestone structure designed by George Bunting and constructed by McCormack & Sweeney in 1882 to 1884. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1972 to 1973.

 

 

County Courthouse – Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008