Floyd County is named for John Floyd, who was a leading pioneer in Jefferson County, Kentucky, or for Davis Floyd, who was a local politician and the county’s first judge.
Created: January 2, 1819
New Albany 1819 – present
County Courthouse – New Albany
Location: 311 West 1st Street / West Spring Street
Built: 1959 – 1961
Architect: Walker, Applegate, Oakes & Ritz
Contractor: Leo C Miller Company
Description: The building faces northwest and is a four story glass and concrete structure. There is a canopy at the first story entrance on the northeast side. The windows are horizontal and divided by narrow vertical concrete dividers. There are yellow colored panels between the stories. .The roof line is flat. The building contains the New Albany city offices.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by Stancliff & Vogdes and constructed in 1867. The columns have been placed beside the present courthouse.
E – Clark County
S – Jefferson County, Kentucky
W – Harrison County
Photos taken 2008