Switzerland County

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Switzerland

Switzerland County is named for the country of Switzerland which was the native land of the settlers.

 

Created:  September 7, 1814 

County Seat: 

Vevay  1814 – present

 

County Courthouse – Vevay 

 

Location:  217 West Main Street / Liberty Street

Built:  1862 – 1864

Style:  Greek Classical

Architect:  David Dubach

Contractor:  John Haly

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south portico has three narrow arches on the first story and four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a round dome with copper roof and clock. An addition was built on the north side. On the north side is the stone jail.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Ripley County, Ohio County and Boone County, Kentucky

E – Boone County, Kentucky and Gallatin County, Kentucky

S – Gallatin County, Kentucky and Carroll County, Kentucky

W – Jefferson County and Ripley County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008