Bartholomew County Courthouse

Bartholomew County Courthouse (HMWES)

Location: Columbus, IN 47201 Bartholomew County
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N 39° 12.05', W 85° 55.27'

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County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1821. Thirty acres of land were purchased, and John Tipton donated thirty acres, for county seat. State commissioners named county seat Tiptona—after Tipton; local elected commissioners renamed it Columbus. Tipton served as state representative, Indian agent, and United States senator.

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Second Empire Style courthouse, designed by Isaac Hodgson, completed 1874, is county's fourth courthouse. Constructed of red brick with white limestone trim. Foundation is rusticated blue limestone. Original slate roof replaced 1953 with standing-seam copper. Extensive remodeling 1968; interior restoration completed 1998. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1979.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number03.2000.1
Year Placed2000
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Joseph Hart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 593154 N 4339618
Decimal Degrees39.20083333, -85.92116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.05', W 85° 55.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 3.00" N, 85° 55' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)812, 317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 234 Washington St, Columbus IN 47201, US
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