The Courthouse Murals are unique to any other courthouse in the United States. The 2,500 square feet of murals depict the westward discovery, expansion, and settlement of the United States as well as western Indiana, and are inspirational and educational as well as decorative.
World renown muralist Eugene Savage directed local artists in painting murals on the walls of this 1937 structure located 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 and settlement of the Indiana Territory and Wabash Valley area.
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 or visit fountaincountymurals.com