Hardin County

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Hardin County is named for John Hardin, who was a pioneer in the area and who lived from 1753 to 1792.

 

Created:  December 15, 1792

County Seat: 

Elizabethtown  1792 – present

 

County Courthouse – Elizabethtown  

 

Location:  14 Public Square / Main Street

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Thomas Nolan of Louisville

Contractor:  H G Wittenburg

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story dark red colored brick and concrete structure, which sits in the center of the Public Square. The west front has a portico supported by four narrow columns, with a balcony above. White colored stone fills in the three window space above the entrance. The front section of the building protrudes and a stone balustrade is along the roof line.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1872 to 1873. An addition was designed by Brinton Beauregard Davis and constructed in 1906. The building was destroyed by fire in 1932.

 

County Justice Center – Elizabethtown  

 

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Location:  120 East Dixie Street / Quince Alley

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Louis & Henry Group of Louisville

Contractor:  Jenkins-Essex Corporation of Elizabethtown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story concrete and glass structure.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Meade County and Harrison County, Indiana

E – Bullitt County, Nelson County  and Larue County

S – Hart County and Grayson County 

W – Grayson County, Breckinridge County and Meade County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018