Breckinridge County

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Breckenriodge

Breckinridge County is named for John Breckinridge, who was a Kentucky statesman and who lived from 1760 to 1806.

 

Created:  December 9, 1799

County Seat: 

Hardinsburg  1799 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hardinsburg 

 

Location:  208 South Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Walter Scott Roberts of Roberts & Johnson of Owensboro

Contractor:  Ramsey Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front of the building has a light colored stone rectangular frame around the glass entrance with high windows on the second story, divided from the first story by a wide black panel. The roof line is flat. The former courtroom is on the second story.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1865 and burned in 1958.

 

County Judicial Center – Hardinsburg 

 

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Location:  111 West 2nd Street

Built:  2010 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Brandstetter Carroll Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the southwest of the courthouse. The east front has a projecting center section with large arched window with entrances on either side and vertical columns on the first story and arched window on the second story with wide pediment above. A horizontal concrete band runs along the top of the first story and vertical pilasrers and columns are on the second story. On the center of the roof is a high white colored cupola. The interior has a high circular atrium under the cupolas. The courtroom is located on the second story. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Perry County, Indiana and Meade County

E – Meade County and Hardin County

S – Grayson County

W – Ohio County, Hancock County and Perry County, Indiana

 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018