Pope County

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Pope County is named for Nathaniel Pope, who was the first Territorial Secretary of State from 1806 to 1816.


Created:  January 10, 1816

County Seat:

Golconda  1816 – present


County Courthouse – Golconda


Location:  310 East Main Street / Market Street

Built:  1872

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Young and Frick

Contractor:  Yost & Layman


Description: The building faces north and is a two story rectangular red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The north front projects from the main building and has an arched entrance on the first story. The windows are arched on both stories and there is stone trim above each window. At the roof line above the entrance is a pediment with circular window. The base of the building is course stone.



N – Saline County

E – Hardin County and Livingston County, Kentucky

S – Livingston County, Kentucky

W – Massac County and Johnson County










Photos taken 2008