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Vevay in Switzerland County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Switzerland County Courthouse

 
 
Switzerland County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Switzerland County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The first brick courthouse on this site was built in 1816. The present courthouse was completed in 1864 by John Haley at a cost of $26,135.40. The annex was added in 2005. The courthouse was listed on the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures and the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 38° 44.809′ N, 85° 4.128′ W. Marker is in Vevay, Indiana, in Switzerland County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Road 56) west of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling west. Located on the South lawn (entrance) of the Switzerland County Courthouse in Vevay, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 West Main Street, Vevay IN 47043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Switzerland County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Historical Site - Switzerland County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); The Dungeon (a few steps from this marker); Switzerland County Honor Roll Memorial (a few steps from
Wide View - - Switzerland County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Wide View - - Switzerland County Courthouse Marker
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this marker); The Styles and Stories of Vevay's Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Privy (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); James Tandy Ellis (approx. Ύ mile away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vevay.
 
Front - - Switzerland County Courthouse - Vevay, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Front - - Switzerland County Courthouse - Vevay, Indiana
(Click on photo) marker can be seen on the front lawn in this photo.
Old Two Story Stone Jail - - (A short walk to the North-East lawn.) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Old Two Story Stone Jail - - (A short walk to the North-East lawn.)
Old Courthouse - Six Stall Privy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. Old Courthouse - Six Stall Privy
Fieldpiece - - (Another short walk to the South-East lawn.) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
6. Fieldpiece - - (Another short walk to the South-East lawn.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022