Starke County Courthouse

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Starke County Courthouse
Starke County Courthouse.jpg
Front of the Starke County Courthouse, located on Courthouse Square in downtown Knox, Indiana, United States.
Starke County Courthouse is located in Indiana
Starke County Courthouse
Location Courthouse Sq., Knox, Indiana
Coordinates 41°17′56″N 86°37′21″W / 41.29889°N 86.62250°W / 41.29889; -86.62250Coordinates: 41°17′56″N 86°37′21″W / 41.29889°N 86.62250°W / 41.29889; -86.62250
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built 1897
Architect Wing & Mahurin; Caldwell & Drake
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 86003170[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 1986

Starke County was organized on April 1, 1850. County business was conducted in the log home of Jacob Tillman, the county treasurer. In 1851 a new courthouse was built for $475. The frame structure was on the southeast corner of Mound and Pearl Streets.[2] A second courthouse was completed in 1863. It had colonial columns and a bell tower. It was the first located on the public square. The final cost was $20,000.[2] Construction of the present courthouse started in 1897.[2] The courthouse is in the Richardsonian Romanesque style.[2]