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

The Courthouse Square

 
 
The Courthouse Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. The Courthouse Square Marker
Inscription.  
The first Courthouse, at the south end of this square, was log.
The second, built in 1814-17, was brick and burned 1852.
The third was remodeled in 1912 to the present structure.
The first jail stood on this square as did the first school.
 
Erected 1963.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 39° 25.145′ N, 85° 0.76′ W. Marker is in Brookville, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 52) south of East 5th Street, on the left when traveling south. Located on the South/West lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse in Brookville, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookville IN 47012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin County American Revolution Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Brookville Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Loyalty and Service to the People of Franklin County (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin County Veterans Memorial
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Abram Hammond (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Maurice Thompson Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin County Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookville.
 
Obverse Side - - The Courthouse Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - The Courthouse Square Marker
Wide View - - The Courthouse Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
3. Wide View - - The Courthouse Square Marker
South/West Corner - - Franklin County Courthouse - Brookville, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
4. South/West Corner - - Franklin County Courthouse - Brookville, Indiana
This marker can be seen just left of the red fire-plug near the lower center of the photo.
'Field Piece' on South/West lawn of the Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
5. 'Field Piece' on South/West lawn of the Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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