Scott County

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


Created:  January 12, 1820

County Seat:

Lexington    1820 – 1874

Scottsburg  1874 – present


County Courthouse – Scottsburg


Location:  1 East McClain Avenue / South Main Street

Built:  1873 – 1874

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Andrew R Baty

Contractor:  Travis Carter and Company of Seymour, J F Fabel and William McKay


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front section extends from the main building and has an arched entrance on the first story. The building has a wide eave with peaked roof lines. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1979. An addition was built on the east side in 1996 to 1997.  The architect was Ratio Architects, Inc. and the contractor was Parco Construction Inc.


Note: The previous courthouse in Lexington was designed by Daniel P Faulkner and built in 1821.



N – Jackson County and Jennings County

E – Jefferson County

S – Clark County

W – Washington County























Photos taken 2008