|Did you Know?||A 10-ton block of limestone was laid as the cornerstone of the new Indiana State House on September 28, 1880. Speeches were given by Governor James “Bluejeans” Williams and former Governor Thomas Hendricks.|
Indiana's 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but do so in a modern way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.
Sit back, and “wander” Indiana’s 92 counties’ courthouses and county squares. What you’ll discover most likely will make you take a road trip to your favorite county seats! If you have favorite sites that are “must see” spots, share them with Hoosiers at Hoosier Insights.
Rollover the map below to locate each county. Click on a county to learn about your county’s Bicentennial County Coordinator and more. Also, see photos of each county’s courthouse and town square.
Chris Flook’, a Ball State University telecommunications instructor favorite county courthouse is the more humble, whitewashed Orange County courthouse in the center of Paoli.
“The courthouse square is like something out of a movie,” Flook said. “There’s just something charming about it and when I’m there, I always take a look around from the steps of the courthouse.”
Flook, travelled over 10,000 miles visiting Indiana’s 92 counties. He worked with other Ball State University departments on Indiana’s Courthouse Squares. He generously shared the resulting photos and courthouse information with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to share with Hoosiers statewide.
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