Estill County

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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

County Seat: 

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clark County and Powell County

E – Lee County

S – Jackson County

W – Madison County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014