Green County

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Green County is named for Nathanael Green, who was general in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  December 20, 1792

County Seat: 

Greensburg  1792 – present

 

County Courthouse – Greensburg  

 

Location:  201 West Court Street / North 1st  Street

Built:  1931 – 1933

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Edgar W Archer of Louisville

Contractor:  Globe-Wernickle Company of Cincinnati

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete  structure. The north front has an entrance framed with white stone. On the second story are large arched windows with white stone decoration beside the east and west windows. The building is constructed on the side of a hill and the basement story descends the slope. A projecting horizontal band runs below the flat roof line.

 

County Justice Center – Greensburg  

 

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Location:  203 West Court Street / North 1st  Street

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Brandstatter Carroll Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a one story portico supported by four columns and with a balcony on the second story. The center section projects slightly and has a small balcony on the third story and with pediment at the roof line. The southeast and southwest corners project and rise to a pediment. On the center of the roof is a white colored octagonal cupola with green colored dome.

 

Old County Courthouse – Greensburg  

 

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Location:  SE – North Main Street / East Court Street

Built:  1802 – 1804

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Walter Bullock of Lexington and Daniel White of Green County

Contractor:  Robert Ball, Edward Bullock, Thomas Metcalfe, Walter Bullock and Daniel Lisle

 

Description:  The building faces north.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the oldest public building in Kentucky. On the 21st day of June, 1802, the commissioners for Green County hired Walter Bullock of Lexington and Daniel White of Green County to build a suitable courthouse of stone.  Robert Ball was in charge of the stonework.  Edward J. Bullock and Daniel Lisle were the carpenters. There is some contradiction regarding who actually constructed the stone building, though many believe that Thomas “Stonehammer” Metcalfe of Virginia was the stone mason. He later became the tenth governor of Kentucky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Larue County

E – Taylor County

S – Adair County and Metcalfe County

W – Metcalfe County, Hart County and Larue County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2014