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Franklin in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Johnson County Court Houses

 
 
Johnson County Court Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, May 20, 2012
1. Johnson County Court Houses Marker
Inscription.  
1st ~ Court held Smiley’s Mill, 5 miles S.E. of Franklin
Oct. 16, 1823

2nd ~ George King home, Franklin, Indiana, March, 1824

3rd ~ North Main Street, Lot 35, Log, 2 stories, Oct., 1824

4th ~ Brick, 2 stories, May 5, 1832. Burned May 18, 1849

5th ~ Brick, 2 stories, 1849. Burned Dec. 12, 1874

6th ~ Frame, located S.E. corner Monroe and Main Streets
1875-1881

Present Court House built 1879 to 1881, accepted by
County Commissioners Dec. 1881. Cost $100,000.00
 
Erected 1964 by Johnson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is March 19, 1824.
 
Location. 39° 28.812′ N, 86° 3.312′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jefferson Street and North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Located on the left of the North Entrance of the Johnson County Courthouse
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in Franklin, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin IN 46131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson County Spanish American War Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Johnson County Revolutionary War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Johnson County War Memorial Honor Rolls (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Province Hospital (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson County Museum of History (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of Paul Vories McNutt (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Johnson County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Wide View - - Johnson County Court Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, May 20, 2012
2. Wide View - - Johnson County Court Houses Marker
Entrance to Johnson County Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, May 20, 2012
3. Entrance to Johnson County Court House
Go up the stairs, the marker is on the left of the doors.
North Side - - Johnson County Courthouse - Franklin, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, May 20, 2012
4. North Side - - Johnson County Courthouse - Franklin, Indiana
South Side - - Johnson County Courthouse - Franklin, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, May 20, 2012
5. South Side - - Johnson County Courthouse - Franklin, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on December 27, 2023, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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