Clay County

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Clay County is named for Green Clay, who was a military general and a surveyor.


Created:  December 2, 1806

County Seat: 

Manchester  1807 – present


County Courthouse – Manchester 


Location:  316 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  2005 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

Contractor:  W Brandstetter-Carroll Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a projecting center section with glass panel entrance rising to the second story. The third story has columns with glass panels behind and hipped roof. The north and south sides have columns with recessed wall rising to the top of the second story. The windows on the third story are square The roof line is flat.


County Administration – Manchester 




Location:  102 Richmond Road / Stinson Hill Road

Built:  2003 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and  is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a central entrance with pediment and clock at the roof line. On the roof is an octagonal white colored cupola. The roof is hipped.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Frank P Milburn and built by Thomas T Milburn in 1889. The building was destroyed by fire in 1936 The next courthouse was designed by Jim Wolson of Manchester in 1938 to 1939. The cost of construction of the was $95,587. The building was raised in 2005 when the present courthouse was constructed.



N – Jackson County and Owsley County

E – Perry County and Leslie County

S – Bell County and Knox County

W – Laurel County





























Photos taken 2014