Clark County

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Clark

Clark County is named for George Rogers Clark, who was victorious over the British in capturing Fort Kaskaskia, Fort Cahokia and Fort Vincennes.

 

Created:  February 3, 1801

County Seat: 

Springfield      1801 – 1802

Jeffersonville  1802 – 1811

Charlestown   1811 – 1878

Jeffersonville  1878 – present

 

 

County Courthouse – Jeffersonville

 

Location:  501 East Court Avenue / Meigis Street

Built:  1968 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wright, Porteous & Lowe Inc.

Contractor:  F H Wilheim Construction Company

 

Description:  The buildings face south and are a complex of buff colored brick and concrete structures. The building at the southwest corner has large high arches and a flat roof. The centre section is one story with a higher building on the east side. There is another building on the northwest side.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Charlestown in 1850. The previous courthouse was built in Jeffersonville in 1878.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Scott County and Jefferson County

E – Trimble County, Kentucky and Oldham County, Kentucky

S – Jefferson County, Kentucky

W – Floyd County and Washington County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008