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Greensburg in Decatur County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Decatur County Court House

 
 
Decatur County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. Decatur County Court House Marker
Inscription. Site of the original court house built in 1827 and occupied until 1854. Present building completed in 1860. Large tooth aspen tree appeared in 1870 on the roof of the 115 foot clock tower. In July, 1863, it became a temporary armory while troops bivouacked on the lawn. The treasurer's office held provisions to feed 10 regiments. The 7th Regimental Band had played weekly on the square before being militarized. Many political figures have given speeches from the steps. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected 1980 by Decatur County Bicentennial Commission 1980. (Marker Number 16.1980.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 20.207′ N, 85° 29.026′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Indiana, in Decatur County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 421) west of North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the South lawn of the Decatur County Courthouse in Greensburg, Indiana. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 East Washington Street, Greensburg IN 47240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Obverse Side - - Decatur County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Decatur County Court House Marker
flies. Spanish American War Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Decatur County All Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Decatur County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Thomas Hendricks / Elizabeth Trimble Hendricks (within shouting distance of this marker); Donnell -V.- State, 1852 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Naegel Building (about 300 feet away); Civil War General John T. Wilder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Decatur County (Indiana) Bridge 140 (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensburg.
 
Also see . . .  Tree on the Courthouse Tower. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Tree growing from courthouse roof.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Decatur County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2012
3. Decatur County Court House Marker
South Side - - Decatur County Court House -and- Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
4. South Side - - Decatur County Court House -and- Marker
East Side - - Decatur County Court House -and- The "Tree" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
5. East Side - - Decatur County Court House -and- The "Tree"
The Decatur County Court House - "Tree". . . image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
6. The Decatur County Court House - "Tree". . .
South/West Corner - - Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
7. South/West Corner - - Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana
North/East Corner - - Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
8. North/East Corner - - Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana
Construction of New - - Decatur County War Memorial / Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
9. Construction of New - - Decatur County War Memorial / Honor Roll
Mulberry Tree in the Clock Tower image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2012
10. Mulberry Tree in the Clock Tower
Initially thought to be small tooth aspen, the tree has more recently been identified as Mulberry.
Completed Decatur County Court House War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2012
11. Completed Decatur County Court House War Memorial
"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten." Calvin Coolidge
Civil War Soldiers Memorial Placard image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2012
12. Civil War Soldiers Memorial Placard
"In Honor of the Civil War Soldiers of Decatur County. This momument cannot disclose, nor can the skill of mortal make a record of the countless woes they suffered for their county's sake." Erected by "Pap" Thomas Woman's Relief Corps, No. 113 September, 1922
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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