Clay County

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Clay

Clay County is named for Henry Clay, who was an American statesman, U.S. Senator and Congressman from Kentucky 1806-1852, U.S. Secretary of State 1825-1829, three times Speaker of the House and three times candidate for president.

 

Created:  February 12, 1825 

County Seat: 

Bowling Green  1825 – 1877

Brazil                 1877 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brazil

 

Location:  609 East National Avenue / South Alabama Street

Built:  1912 – 1914

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  John W Gaddis of Vincennes

Contractor:  Baily & Koerner of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces north and  is a three story gray colored stone structure. The north front has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a wide pediment containing a clock. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with round green colored roof.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Bowling Green in 1828 and the second courthouse was built in 1851. The previous courthouse was constructed by Noah T Keasy, John G Ackelmire and John Andrew in 1876 in Brazil.

 

County Justice Center – Brazil

 

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Location:  611 East Jackson Street / South Alabama Street

Built:  2004 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Shenkel-Shultz

Contractor:  Hanning Construction Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and  is a one story buff  colored concrete structure. The north front has projecting central entrance with four large pillars with short columns supporting a curved roof on the center of the building.

  

Courthouses: 

N – Parke County and Putnam County

E – Putnam County and Owen County

S – Greene County

W – Sullivan County and Vigo County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008