Crittenden County

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Crittenden County is named for John Jordan Crittenden, who was Governor of Kentucky from 1848 to 1850.


Created:  January 16, 1842

County Seat: 

Marion 1842 – present


County Courthouse –  Marion


Location:  107 South Main Street / West Belleville Street

Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Max W Bisson of Owensboro

Contractor:  Jones & Morgan Construction Company, Inc. of Paducah


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick utilitarian structure. The main entrance is along the east side with a stone trimmed entrance with glass above the doorway. There are light stone panels between the vertical windows. The north and south wings are one story. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1871. The building was demolished.



N – Hardin County, Illinois and Union County

E – Webster County

S – Caldwell County and Lyon County

W – Livingston County














Photos taken 2007