Carlisle County is named for John G Carlisle, who was a United States legislator from 1877 to 1889.
Created: April 3, 1886
Bardwell 1886 – present
County Courthouse – Bardwell
Location: 985 Unites States Highway 62 / Adams Street
Built: 2009 – 2011
Style: Modern / Greek Revival
Architect: Murphy + Graves Architects of Lexington
Contractor: Codell Construction Company of Winchester
Description: The building faces north and is a two story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the eastern edge of the city. The north front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The District Court courtroom is located in the center of the first story and the Circuit Court courtroom is located in the center of the second story. The construction manager was Ross, Sinclaire & Associates LLC.
Former County Courthouse – Bardwell
Location: 70 West Court Street / Cheatham Street
Built: 1980 – 1982
Architect: Castleberry and McGregor
Description: The building faced west and was a one story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building was located on the side of a low hill on the south side of the center of the city. The west front had an enclosed brick portico with three arches along the front and one on each side. The design along the building repeats the arch style with stone at the top and brick along the two-thirds bottom. On the roof center was a large flat cupola with small arched windows. The building was destroyed by fire December 26, 2007.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed in 1886. In 1913, the building was remodeled by Falls City Construction Company of Louisville. The building burned in 1980.
N – Ballard County
E – Graves County
S – Hickman County
W – Mississippi County, Missouri
Former County Courthouse
Photos taken 2007, 2012 and 2018