Gallatin County

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Gallatin

Gallatin County is named for Albert Gallatin, who was a financier and member of Congress from Pennsylvania.

 

Created:  September 14, 1812

County Seat:

Shawneetown  1812 – 1827

Equality            1827 – 1848

Shawneetown  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Shawneetown

 

Location:  484 North Lincoln Boulevard / McClemand Avenue

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Housing Authority of Gallatin County

Contractor:  Works Progress Administration with local trades

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has three large recessed panels divided by white colored stone, with the entrance in the center panel. The roof is almost flat and sections on the east and west extend from the main building. The building was constructed under the Works Progress Administration.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in Old Shawneetown in 1858.

 

Courthouses: 

N – White County

E – Posey County, Indiana and Union County, Kentucky

S – Hardin County

W – Saline County

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2012