Harrison County

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Harrison County is named for Benjamin Harrison, who was the co-author of the Kentucky Constitution, and who lived from 1726 to 1791.


Created:  December 21, 1793

County Seat: 

Cynthiana 1793 – present


County Courthouse – Cynthiana


Location:  111 Main Street / Joe B Hall Court

Built:  1851 – 1853

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  John Huddleston

Contractor:  John Huddleston and later, R M Calhoun and William B Calhoun


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored stucco structure. The east front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to the pediment at the roof. The entrance has a white wood frame and arch. The second story windows are long and narrow. On the roof above the entrance is a octagonal white cupola with clock. The clock and bell tower were added in 1856. In 1877, north and south wings were added. Two wings were added in 1914. The architect was John T Gillig.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1794.


County Judicial Center – Cynthiana




Location:  115 Court Street / Joe B Hall Court

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CMW Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are three entrance doors with small pediments above. On either side of the portico are small projects with double white colored columns on the second story and pediments at the roof line.



N – Grant County and Pendleton County

E – Bracken County and Robertson County

S – Nicholas County and Bourbon County

W – Scott County


























Photos taken 2007