Boone County

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Boone County is named for Daniel Boone an American pioneer who has founded Boonesborough in Kentucky.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Dearborn County, Indiana and Hamilton County, Ohio

E – Kenton County

S – Grant County and Gallatin County

W – Switzerland County, Indiana, Ohio County, Indiana

 

Created:  December 13, 1798                Map of Kentucky highlighting Boone County

County Seat: 

Craig’s Camp   1789 – 1800

Wilmington       1800 – 1816

Burlington         1816 – present

 

County Courthouse – Burlington 

 

Location:  2988 Washington Street / North Jefferson Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  H P McDonald Brothers of Louisville

Contractor:  McGarvey and Brothers of Cincinnati

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Burlington. The south front has a small porch with four columns rising to a balcony on the second story. The center section projects from the main building and rises to a peaked roof at the third story. The roof is sloped with a white colored open cupola at the center. The cupola was designed by Samuel Hannaford of Cincinnati. The old courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 1959. The architect was Beltz, Bankemper & Associates. On the east side of the building is a modern two story red colored brick structure. On the north side of the building is the old white colored brick Sheriff’s Residence.

 

See:  The architect H P McDonald and Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

See:  The building plans for the courthouse are the same as those used to construct the courthouse in Bandera County, Texas.

 

County Justice Center – Burlington 

 

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Location:  6025 Rogers Lane / Washington Street

Built:  2001 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CMW Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Cordell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Burlington to the south of the courthouse. The east front has a porch at the central entrance with a projecting two story section behind. Above is a large fanlight window on the third story of the main building. There is a low south wing. There are horizontal bands and stone trim along the corners. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County District Court of the 54th Judicial District.

 

County Administration Building – Burlington 

 

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Location:  2950 Washington Street / Garrard Street

Built:  1979 – 1981

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Carl C Bankemper & Associates

Contractor:  Stephen Gross & Sons Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Burlington on the east side of the courthouse. The south front has a small porch at the central entrance with balcony above and large fanlight window on the second and third stories. The corners of the building have stone trim. Along the sloped roof are dormers.

 

See:  The 54th Judicial Circuit includes Boone County and Gallatin County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1798 and Craig’s Camp was selected as the county seat. In 1800, the county seat was moved to Wilmington and the first courthouse was a log structure erected in 1801. In 1816, the county seat was moved to Burlington. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1817. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1888 to 1889 at a cost of $19,740. The County Justice Center was constructed in 2001 to 2003 at a cost of $14,860,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Burlington

 

 

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Old Courtroom in 2012

 

 

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Old Sheriff Residence – Burlington

 

 

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County Justice Center – Burlington

 

 

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County Administration Building – Burlington 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018