Adams County, Indiana

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Indiana county number 1

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 33,625[1]. The county seat is Decatur[2].

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History

Adams County was created by statute on February 7, 1835, and organized March 1, 1836. Its name honors the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams. The site of the county seat was chosen May 18, 1836.[3]

Courthouse

The present Adams County courthouse was built in Decatur in 1872-1873 at a cost of $78,979. The designer was J. C. Johnson, who had been trained as a carpenter and joiner and became a self-taught architect; he won second place in the Indiana State Capitol design competition. The construction was done by Christian Boseker of Fort Wayne. It is built of red brick with stone ornamentation.[4]

In Film

The movie, A Stoning in Fulham County, starring Brad Pitt, depicted a true story of an Amish baby who was killed by teens who threw pieces of clay tile and struck a child on a buggy. The event occurred in 1979, and the movie was released in 1988, although the movie takes place in North Carolina.

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