Scott County

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Scott County is named for a county in Kentucky which county is named for Charles Scott, who was the Governor of Kentucky from 1808 to 1812.


Created:  February 16, 1839

County Seat:

Winchester  1839 – present


County Courthouse – Winchester


Location: 35 East Market Street / South Hill Street

Built:  1885 – 1886

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  James Stewart & Company

Contractor:  Mathers & Buckingham


Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has wide steps leading up to a wide entrance arch of white colored stone. Atop the arch are two statues representing “Justice”. Above the entrance rises a large square brick tower with clock and rounded dome on top of which is a small square cupola with flag pole. The corners of the building have pavilions extending from the main building. White colored stone trim decorates the building.



N – Morgan County

E – Morgan County

S – Greene County

W – Pike County

















Photos taken 2007