Hart County

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Hart County is named for Nathaniel G T Hart, who was a lawyer captured at the Battle of River Raisin, and who lived from 1784 to 1813.

 

Created:  January 28, 1819

County Seat: 

Munfordville 1819 – present

 

County Courthouse – Munfordville

 

Location:  100 Main Street / East Union Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Thomas J Nolan of Louisville

Contractor:  Jenkins Construction and Supply Company of Elizabethtown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front section extends from the main building. Steps ascend to a white colored framed doorway with small black iron balcony above. On the second story, the center window forms an arch above the entrance below. The two windows on either side of the center window, are also arched. A white colored horizontal band follows the roof line.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1893 and was destroyed by fire in 1928.

 

County Judicial Center – Munfordville

 

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Location:  117 East South Street / Caldwell Street

Built:  2008 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Brandstetter Carrol Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Alliance Corporation of Glasgow

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The northwest front has a central recessed entrance framed with a projecting open portico having a wide header and pediment at the roof line. Above the first story entrance is a semi-circular window on the second story. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building has a concrete base.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hardin County and Larue County

E – Green County

S – Metcalfe County and Barren County

W – Edmonson County and Grayson County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2014