Daviess County workers are removing hedge from the courtyard during landscape improvement projects as directed by the County Commission. This shows shrub removal from the southeast corner of the courthouse. (date unknown)

Decade by decade, community groups were consistently involved in landscaping improvements for the Daviess County courthouse. Here Girl Scouts gather to plant a tree as club project. (date unknown)

Looking the northeast corner of the Daviess County Courthouse during the Christmas season, 1962.

A water well just west of the courthouse was an original feature of the Daviess County square. In 1993 the well was filled as a demonstration to encourage landowners everywhere to safely plug abandoned wells. University Extension’s Bob Teegarden and Joe Lear performed the work in October, 1993, with fill provided by Grand River Quarry. The water pump was repositioned to continue the site as a historic marker.

In 2000, as the new century began, Daviess County prepared to install new street lights around the courthouse on the business square. Eight stylized light poles were erected, two for each side of the square, on the perimeter of the courtyard. Storefronts on the east side of the square shown in background are H&R Block, Don Weaver State Farm Insurance, Eilene’s Beauty Shop, Flowers Unlimited, __, Season’s (restaurant), D.H. Davis Drug, and Corner Cafe.

The Daviess County Courthouse, decked out in patriotic splendor, in 2016. Multiple American flags on public display for holidays and special occasions were a project of the Boy Scouts. The surround the military monument and Civil War cannon at the northeast corner of the courthouse lawn.