Christian County

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Christian County is named for Christian County in Kentucky as many of the inhabitants came from that county.


Created:  February 15, 1839

County Seat:

Taylorville  1839 – present


County Courthouse – Taylorville


Location:  101 South Main Street / West Main Cross Street

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  J W Caddis

Contractor:  V Jobst & Son


Description: The building faces  east and is a three story gray colored limestone structure. The east front has a projecting center section with entrance on the first story and large arched window on the second story. The third story has arched windows with peaked roof above. There are north and south wings. On the center of the roof rises a high square clock tower with peaked green colored roof.



N – Sangamon County and Macon County

E – Macon County and Shelby County

S – Shelby County and Montgomery County

W – Montgomery County and Sangamon County










Photos taken 2008