Floyd County

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Floyd County is named for John Floyd, who was a surveyor and pioneer, and who lived from 1783 to 1837.

 

Created:  December 13, 1799

County Seat: 

Prestonsburg  1800 – present

 

County Courthouse – Prestonsburg 

 

Location:  149 South Central Avenue / Court Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

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 

 

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Location:  127   South Lake Drive / Court Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Johnson County and Martin County

E – Pike County

S – Pike County

W – Knott County and Magoffin County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2014 and 2018