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White County

White County is named for Isaac White, who was a Colonel in the Illinois militia and who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Jasper County and Pulaski County

E – Cass County and Carroll County

S – Tippecanoe County

W – Benton County and Jasper County

Created:  February 1, 1834                                                        Map of Indiana highlighting White County

County Seat: 

Monticello  1834 – present


County Courthouse – Monticello  


Location:  110 North Main Street / West Broadway

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Longardner & Associates Inc. of Indianapolis

Contractor:  Black Casteel Construction Corporation of South Bend


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story dark red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Monticello. The building has short wings projecting from the main building. Wide white colored concrete horizontal and vertical dividers separate the three stories. The windows on the first story are horizontal and on the upper stories are narrow and vertical. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County Superior Court of the 17th Judicial District. 


See:  The 10th Judicial District includes Carroll County and Tippecanoe County.


History:  The county was created in 1834 and Monticello was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was started but was damaged by wind and was a two story frame structure finally built in 1937 at a cost of $800. A small office building was erected in 1845 and used until 1851. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built by George Brown in 1848 to 1851 at a cost of $8,000. The third courthouse was a limestone structure designed by LaBelle & French and constructed in 1894 to 1895 at a cost of $100,000. The building was destroyed by a tornado in 1974. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1975 to 1976 at a cost of $2,400,000.



County Courthouse – Monticello









Photos taken 2008