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Randolph County

Randolph County is named for Peyton Randolph, who was the first President of the Continental Congress.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Jay County

E – Darke County, Ohio

S – Wayne County

W – Delaware County and Henry County

 

Created:  January 10. 1818                                                        Map of Indiana highlighting Randolph County

County Seat:

Winchester  1818 – present

 

County Courthouse – Winchester  

 

Location:  100 South Main Street / West Washington Street

Built:  1875 – 1877

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  J C Johnson of Freemont, Ohio

Contractor:  Aaron G Campfield of Richmond

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and limestone structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Winchester. The building has a rock faced limestone foundation. The east front has a small portico supported by thin columns. The front center section projects from the main building. There is limestone trim at the corners and around the windows. A wide cornice follows the flat roof line. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County Superior Court of the 15th Judicial District. The building was remodeled in 1954 and restored in 2011. The architect was Taylor Architects Inc. and the contractor was Oberle & Associates.

 

See:   The architect, J C Johnson of Fremont, Ohio also designed the courthouse in  Randolph CountyThe contractor, Aaron G Campfield also constructed courthouses in Hamilton County and Wayne County.

 

See:  National Register of Historiic Places – Winchester Courthouse Square

 

See:  The 15th Judicial District includes Blackford County, Delaware CountyHenry County and Jay County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1818 and Winchester was selected as the county seat. The court first met at the home of William Way in 1818. The first courthouse was a log structure erected by Abner Overman in 1820 at a cost of $255. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure started in 1828 and completed in 1840. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1875 to 1877 at a cost of $100,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Winchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008