Gibson County Courthouse
Gibson County is home to one of the premier courthouses in the Midwest. The cornerstone of the Gibson County Courthouse was laid June 17, 1884. Located in the
county seat of Princeton, Indiana, the courthouse is the most significant historical structure in the county and one of the best examples of nineteenth century architecture inSouthern Indiana. The architectural style may be classified as Romanesque Revival. Four corner towers frame four original center entries forming a Greek cross in design. Acentral clock tower rises monumentally above the center of the structure ending in a
diagonally set widow's walk where the United States flag is displayed. The interior of the courthouse features black walnut and plaster reliefs extensively. Beautiful mosaic tiles make up the hallways of both the first and second floors with most offices retaining original oak floors. The Gibson County Courthouse was also used as the model for the
Dept. 56 Original Snow Village Courthouse. The courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tours are available by appointment. (812) 385-0999
Work is ongoing to refurbish this old train depot that serviced Princeton in the prime of railroad passenger service in this area.