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Rome in Perry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Rome Courthouse

c. 1819

 

— Perry County Indiana Heritage Project —

 
The Rome Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
1. The Rome Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  In 1819, the Perry County Seat was moved to centrally located Rome, a prominent river port at the time. This two-story brick building, echoing the design of the first Indiana Capitol building at Corydon, was built in the town's central square to house the county court house. By 1859 Perry County's boundaries had changed and the county seat was then moved to Cannelton. This building has since housed a variety of churches, a private school, and the public school until 1966. As of 2004 it was serving as the Rome Community Center.
 
Erected 2005 by Perry County CVB.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 37° 55.436′ N, 86° 31.42′ W. Marker is in Rome, Indiana, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of East Rome Road and South Rome Road, on the left when traveling west on East Rome Road. Marker is located near the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15400 West Rome Road, Rome IN 47574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Holt
The Rome Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
2. The Rome Courthouse Marker
(old Perry County Courthouse in background)
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(approx. 3 miles away in Kentucky); Joseph Holt, Father of the Judge Advocates (approx. 3 miles away in Kentucky); Joseph Holt and Abraham Lincoln (approx. 3.1 miles away in Kentucky); Hines Raid 1863 (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Joseph Holt (approx. 6.4 miles away in Kentucky); First Coal Oil (approx. 8˝ miles away in Kentucky); Cloverport Veterans Monument (approx. 8˝ miles away in Kentucky); Breckinridge County Veterans Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away in Kentucky).
 
Regarding The Rome Courthouse. National Register of Historic Places #81000006.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Perry County Indiana Courthouse History
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Perry County Courthouse (Rome, Indiana) (Wikipedia). Also known as the Rome Schoolhouse, the building is located near the center of the community of Rome, Indiana. It is a two-story, square brick building with a hipped roof topped by a central cupola. The building served as the seat of county government until 1859. (Submitted on April 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Old Perry County Courthouse
The Rome Courthouse (<i>west elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
3. The Rome Courthouse (west elevation)
. After the county seat was moved to Cannelton, the old courthouse was turned into a school of higher learning called the Rome Academy. At some point its name changed to St. Alban’s Academy. It remained a school of higher learning until 1902, when Tobin Township took over the building making it a public school that persisted until 1966. (Submitted on April 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. National Register of Historic Places Nomination. (Submitted on April 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
The Rome Courthouse (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
4. The Rome Courthouse (south elevation)
The Rome Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
5. The Rome Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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