Estill County is named for James Estill, who was a military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain in 1782.
Created: January 27, 1808
Irvine 1808 – present
County Courthouse – Irvine
Location: 130 Main Street / Broadway Street
Built: 1939 – 1941
Style: Art Deco
Architect: H A Churchill & Associates of Lexington
Contractor: Public Works Administration
Description: The building faces west and is a two story buff colored flag stone structure. The west front has a projecting center section with entrance on the first story. The windows are vertical with buff colored panels between. The roof line is flat. On the northeast side is the one story jail. The building was renovated between 2004 to 2007.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1868. The cost of the present courthouse was $84,765. The construction was done using prison labor under the supervison of the jailor.
E – Lee County
S – Jackson County
W – Madison County
Photos taken 2014