Crawford County

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Crawford

Crawford County is named for William H. Crawford, who was the United States Treasury Secretary in 1818 or for William Crawford, who was a soldier in the French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  January 29, 1818

County Seat: 

Mount Sterling  1818 – 1822

Fredonia           1822 – 1843

Leavenworth     1843 – 1894

English              1894 – present

 

County Judicial Complex – English

 

Location:  715 Judicial Plaza Drive / State Road 64

Built:  2003 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Schenkel Shultz

Contractor:  The Krempp Lumber Company and J E Skekell.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete  structure. The low building forms a “V” at the north side with the large entrance arch in the center. The windows are small. The roof line is flat.

 

 

County Courthouse – English

 

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Location:  South Court Street / West Sawmill Road

Built:  1957 – 1958

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lester W Routt & Associates

Contractor:  Meriwether & Bauman.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building faces east and was completed in 1958. The east front has a central entrance section with gray colored stone and peaked roof. The roof is hipped.

 

Note: The first courthouse was built by Allan D Thom in Fredonia in 1822. The second courthouse was designed by Oliver W Marble and constructed in English in 1895.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Orange County and Washington County 

E – Harrison County

S – Meade County, Kentucky and Perry County

W – Perry County and Dubois County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008