Christian County is named for William Christian, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and who lived from 1743 to 1786.
Created: December 13, 1796
Hopkinsville 1796 – present
County Courthouse – Hopkinsville
Location: 511 South Main Street / East 6th Street
Built: 1869 – 1870
Style: Greek Revival with Italianate
Architect: J K Frick of Evanston, Indiana
Contractor: J K Frick of Evanston, Indiana
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a large portico with stone arch base and supported by four white colored Doric columns above the first story rising to the pediment at the roof line. White colored stone trim decorates the corners and white colored arched stone forms the window headers. The roof extends out from the top of the building. The former courtroom which is now the Commissioner’s Room is located on the second story.The building was renovated in 1903. In 1960, the cupola was removed. The building was renovated in 1903. The cupola was removed in 1960 and additions were constructed.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was just under $100,000.
See: The architect, J K Frick of Evanston, Indiana, also designed the courthouse in Union County.
County Justice Center – Hopkinsville
Location: 100 Justice Way / West 9th Street
Built: 2001 – 2002
Architect: Keith Sharp
Contractor: Beers Construction Company of Nashville, Tennessee.
Description: The building faces east and is a red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the southwest of the courthouse on the west side of the center of the city. The east front has a large porch supported by six columns and with a recessed glass panel wall. There is a large rotunda at the entrance. The courtrooms are located on the second story facing the rotunda.
Note: The cost of construction of the Justice Center was $17,740,000.
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County Justice Center
Photos taken 2007 and 2018