Breathitt County

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Breathitt

Breathitt County is named for John Breathitt, who was the Governor of Kentucky from 1832 to 1834.

 

Created:  February 8, 1839

County Seat: 

Jackson  1839 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jackson 

 

Location:  1137 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1962 – 1963

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bayless, Clotfeltner and Johnson of Lexington

Contractor:  Paul Blanton

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The northwest front has a gray colored concrete enclosed portico extending from the building with gray colored concrete with vertical lines on either side of the glass doorway. On the upper east section of the front is a clock. The building descends on the south down the hill. On the east side the windows are narrow and there is a large grey slab with vertical lines. Along the east side is a War Memorial courtyard.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1876 and remodeled in 1912. The building was demolished.

 

See:  The architect, Bayless Clotfelter and Johnson of Lexington, designed courthouses in Barren CountyLaurel County and Rockcastle County.

 

County Judicial Center – Jackson 

 

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Location:  1131 Main Street / Smith Lane

Built:  2005 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CMW, Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and Built in 2003, the modern building is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure..The building is located on the west side of the courthouse. The building has a central tower with clock above and the entrance on the first story.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wolfe County and Magoffin County

E – Magoffin County and Knott County

S – Perry County

W – Owsley County and Lee County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018