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Marion County

Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Boone County and Hamilton County

E – Hancock County and Shelby County

S – Johnson County and Morgan County

W – Hendricks County

 

Created:   December 31, 1821

County Seat: 

Indianapolis  1822 – present                                                        Map of Indiana highlighting Marion County

 

County Courthouse – Indianapolis 

 

Location:  200 East Washington Street / North Delaware Street

Built:  1960 – 1962

Style:  Modern Skyscrapper

Architect:  Allied Architects & Engineers of Indianapolis

Contractor:  Huber, Hunt & Nichols, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a twenty-eightstory concrete, steel and glass rectangular structure. The north entrance has a large over hang. The windows are horizontal bands at each story. On the west side is a six story building with vertical dividers between the windows. The building houses the offices of the City of Indianapolis.  The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County Superior Court of the 13th Judicial District.

 

History:  The county was created in 1821 and Indianapolis was designated in 1822. The first courthouse was designed and built by John E Baker and James Paxton. The previous courthouse was designed by Issac M Hodgson and constructed in 1877.

 

See:  The Indiana Supreme Court is located in Indianapolis.

 

 

County Courthouse – Indianapolis 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008