Hancock County

US States / H-L / Kentucky / Hancock County
0525K07

Hancock County is named for John Hancock, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1737 to 1793.

 

Created:  January 3, 1829

County Seat: 

Hawesville  1829 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hawesville 

 

Location:  SE – Main Cross Street / Madison Street

Built:  1867 – 1868

Style:  Greek Revival and Italianate

Architect:  Boyd, Mursina and Boyd of Boston, Massachusetts

Contractor:  Robert Boyd

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building has peaked roofs on each side with a round window. The building is located on landscaped grounds. On the second story, the windows are arched. In the center of the roof is an octagonal wood cupola with green colored dome. The building was renovated in 1895. In 1977, the building was further renovated. The architect was George H Collignon and the contractor was J P Rusher Construction Company.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Hancock County Courthouse

 

County Judicial Center – Hawesville 

 

1309k18

 

Location:  310 Hawesville School Drive / Clay Street

Built:  2009 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  JRA Architects of Louisville

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the rise of a hill, The northwest front has a large portico supported by two large pillars and two columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the hipped roof is a square white colored cupola. The north and south wings are one story. The Family courtroom is on the second story and the circuit courtroom is on the first story. 

 

County Administration Building – Hawesville 

 

1302k18

 

Location:  225 Main Cross Street / Madison Street

Built:  1975 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  George H Collingnon

Contractor:  J P Rusher Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces

Built in 1975, the modern building is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building faces northeast and was completed in 1977. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the west side of the courthouse. The windows are horizontal with brown colored horizontal dividers. The roof line is flat. The building houses the county offices.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Spencer County, Indiana and Perry County, Indiana

E – Breckinridge County

S – Ohio County

W – Daviess County

 

 

 

 

0524k07

County Courthouse

 

 

0526k07

 

 

1293k18

 

 

1295k18

 

 

1296k18

 

 

1297k18

 

 

0527k07

 

 

1304k18

County Judicial Center

 

 

1306k18

 

 

1307k18

 

 

1308k18

 

 

1310k18

 

 

1311k18

 

 

1312k18

 

 

1313k18

 

 

1314k18

 

 

1315k18

 

 

1316k18

 

 

1317k18

 

 

1318k18

 

 

1299k18

County Administration Building

 

 

1300k18

 

 

1303k18

 

 

1289k18

Photos taken 2007 and 2018