Massac County

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Massac County is named for Fort Massac, which was named in honour of the Marquis de Massiac, who was a French Naval minister.


Created:  February 8, 1843

County Seat:

Metropolis  1843 – present


County Courthouse – Metropolis


Location:  1 Superman Square / Market Street

Built:  1940 – 1941

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Samuel Lester Daly

Contractor:  WPA Engineers of Chicago.under I Tune


Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The center front extends slightly and has two large columns rising to a wide stone header below the roof line. The entrance is recessed and is framed with stone trim. A wing extends west from the building forming a “T” shape. The roof line is flat.


Note;  the previous courthouse was built in 1862.



N   Johnson County

E – Pope County and Livingston County, Kentucky

S – Livingston County, Kentucky and McCracken County, Kentucky

W – Pulaski County





County Courthouse










Photos taken 2008