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Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Elkhart County Courthouse

Millrace Canal Trail

 
 
Elkhart County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 7, 2013
1. Elkhart County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Considered to be one of the most attractive county buildings in the State of Indiana, the Elkhart County Courthouse is also one of the oldest buildings in Goshen. The original courthouse was built in 1831 by Jacob Studebaker, who (it is said) walked to Dayton, Ohio from Goshen to copy plans of the Dayton Courthouse, which he remembered admiring previously.

In 1868, the original courthouse was razed to make room for a new structure, which was grander in scale and featured a clock tower on the south side of the building. Renovations from 1905 to 1909 saw the addition of north and south wings to the building and the replacement of the clock tower with a new tower over the center of the building. Little has changed in appearance of the present structure, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
Erected by Goshen Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 41° 35.259′ N, 85° 50.125′ W. Marker
Elkhart County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 7, 2013
2. Elkhart County Courthouse
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is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Clinton St and N. Main St (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling east on W. Clinton St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Main St, Goshen IN 46526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elkhart County Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Elkhart County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (about 400 feet away); Goshen World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millrace Hydraulic Canal - Hawks Electric Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Goshen’s Carnegie Library (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Stone Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howard W. Hawks (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
 
Elkhart County Courthouse in Earlier Years image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 7, 2013
3. Elkhart County Courthouse in Earlier Years
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on December 29, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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