Clark County

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Clark County is named for George Ross Clark, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1752 to 1818.

 

Created:  December 6, 1792

County Seat: 

Winchester 1792 – present

 

County Courthouse – Winchester

 

Location:  34 South Main Street / Cleveland Avenue

Built:  1853 – 1855

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  John McMurtry of Lexington

Contractor:  John McMurtry of Lexington

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored stucco structure.  The building is located on Courthouse Square. The east front has a wide portico supported by two white colored columns rising to the pediment at the roof line. The build ing is shaped like an “H”. In the center of the roof is a high square white colored cupola which rises in tiers to the clock, Above the clock is a round cupola with green colored round roof.  The building was expanded in 1889. The architect was W A Brown of Crapsey and Brown. The building was renovated in 1938 to 1939 when the rear wing was added. The architect was John T Gillig.  in 1978. In 2018, the clock tower was removed and rebuilt. The architect was Tate/Hill/Jacobs Architects of Lexington and the contractor was Structural Systems Repair Group of Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a log cabin built in 1794. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1797 and the third courthouse was built in 1821. In 1852, the Building Committee accepted the plans of John McMurty of Lexington and employed him to construct the fourth courthouse.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Clark County Courthouse

 

County Judicial Center  – Winchester

 

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Location:  17 Cleveland Avenue / North Wall Ally

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story structure. The building is located on the north side of the courthouse and faces the Courthouse Square. The building has light colored stone with red colored title roof. Along the south front are six large columns rising to the second story. The building was constructed as a post office and is located on the north side of the courthouse. The building was converted to the Judicial Center in 1990 to 1991. The architect was WMB Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bourbon County

E – Montgomery County and Powell County

S – Estill County and Madison County

W – Fayette County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Clock Tower removed in 2018

 

 

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County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018