Fountain County Courthouse Historic Murals


The Courthouse Murals artistic create a courthouse unlike any other in the United States.  The paintings represent westward discovery, expansion, and settlement of the United States as well as western Indiana, and are inspirational and educational as well as decorative.

Renown muralist Eugene Savage directed local artists in the painting of the murals on the walls of this 1937 structure in his boyhood hometown of Covington, adding his own contribution of panels for the entryway.  Nine of the ten artists were women. Two years were spent in historical preparation and composition of this immense project, and the works reflect the story of the growth of a people—through struggles with nature, battles and hardships; as well as the successes and joys that came with civilizing the Wabash River Valley.

The murals cover over 2,500 square feet of wall space. 

The Fountain County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 19, 2008 and is the center of the Covington Courthouse Square Historic District listed on September 14, 2015.

Tours are available by special arrangement. 

For information call:  765-793-6243.