Gallatin County is named for Albert Gallatin, who was a financier and member of Congress from Pennsylvania.
Created: September 14, 1812
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.
N – White County
S – Hardin County
W – Saline County
Photos taken 2007 and 2012