Martin County- Shoals (1877-2002)

Ahoy! Welcome to another installment of Courthousery. Martin County is a fascinating place. Most of the land there, near the Hoosier National Forest, has a lot of trees as you might imagine. Gypsum was discovered in the mid-1900s, and today two major mines -including the nation’s deepest (515 feet)- employ hundreds of locals1. When they’re […]

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Washington County- Salem (1888)

You may not be fully aware, but the 21st century is an exciting time for Indiana’s historic courthouses. More and more county seats across the state are rediscovering the value in restoring their landmark governmental buildings, and doing so in an architecturally-sympathetic manner is a growing trend across the country. However, for two years it […]

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Pulaski County- Winamac (1895-)

A version of this post first appeared here a year ago, on February 4, 2019.  It’s been forty years since a historic courthouse has been demolished in Indiana, and for good reason! It’s pretty evident to me that Hoosiers have garnered a newfound appreciation for historic courthouses across the state. I actually started this project […]

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