Floyd County is named for John Floyd, who was a surveyor and pioneer, and who lived from 1783 to 1837.
Created: December 13, 1799
Prestonsburg 1800 – present
County Courthouse – Prestonsburg
Location: 149 South Central Avenue / Court Street
Built: 1963 – 1964
Architect: George Lee Shannon
Contractor: Ervin & Allen Akers Construction
Description: The building faces west and is a three story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front has a square high portico divided into three sections by vertical concrete dividers. The building is covered by a steep green colored metal roof.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by Palliser, Palliser & Company and constructed in 1888.
County Justice Center – Prestonsburg
Location: 127 South Lake Drive / Court Street
Architect: CMW Inc.
Contractor: D W Wilburn Inc. of Lexington
Description: The building faces north and is a three story red-pink colored brick structure. The building is located on the west side of the courthouse. The northwest corner has a large square tower with the main entrance on the first story. The roof line is flat. The building is modeled after the old 1888 courthouse which served until 1963.
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County Justice Center
Photos taken 2007, 2014 and 2018