Monroe County Courthouse

Monroe County Courthouse (HMWEW)

Location: Bloomington, IN 47404 Monroe County
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N 39° 10.01', W 86° 32.052'

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County formed by Indiana General Assembly and Bloomington selected as county seat 1818. One-story, two-room log cabin built 1818 as first courthouse and school. Second courthouse, built here 1819-1826, was two stories, brick with stone foundation; expanded 1856-1857, 1875; demolished 1906 for construction of new courthouse.

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Present courthouse completed 1908; designed by Wing and Mahurin of Fort Wayne in Beaux Arts style; built of locally quarried limestone. Features original fish-shaped weather vane from 1826 courthouse, carved classical figures, Ionic and Egyptian columns, stained glass; completely restored 1983-1984. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1976."
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number53.2001.1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Monroe County Government
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 540239 N 4335393
Decimal Degrees39.16683333, -86.53420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 10.01', W 86° 32.052'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 10' 0.60" N, 86° 32' 3.12" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-148 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington IN 47404, US
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