Martin County Courthouse (Indiana)

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Martin County Courthouse
Martin County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Martin County Courthouse (Indiana) is located in Indiana
Martin County Courthouse (Indiana)
Location 220 Capitol Ave., Shoals, Indiana
Coordinates 38°40′11″N 86°47′51″W / 38.66972°N 86.79750°W / 38.66972; -86.79750Coordinates: 38°40′11″N 86°47′51″W / 38.66972°N 86.79750°W / 38.66972; -86.79750
Area less than one acre
Architect George, William; Carter, Travis & Benjamin
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 05000604[1]
Added to NRHP June 17, 2005

Martin County Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Shoals, Indiana. The courthouse was built in 1876 to replace the previous courthouse, which burned down in the same year. At the time of the courthouse's construction, Shoals had only been the county seat for seven years, and it was the ninth county seat in Martin County.

The new courthouse was built with local sandstone and red brick; its design incorporates elements of the Greek Revival and Italianate styles.

The new courthouse proved to be in a stable location, as the county seat has remained in Shoals since its construction. The courthouse served the county until 2002 and now houses the Martin County Historical Society's museum.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Ramsey, Janice R.; Amy Walker (September 28, 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Martin County Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 

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