Henry County

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Henry County is named for Patrick Henry, who was a Revolutionary War patriot and who lived from 1736 to 1799.

 

Created:  December 14, 1798

County Seat: 

New Castle  1798 – present

 

County Courthouse – New Castle 

 

Location:  30 North Main Street / East Cross Main Street

Built:  1874 – 1875

Style:  Italianate and Second Empire

Architect:  H P McDonald Brothers of Louisville

Contractor:  Peter Pfeiffer

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is locatted on landscaped grounds. The west front has a small white portico supported by two thin columns. The windows on the second story are arched and above them are small round windows. Above the entrance rises a large square white colored cupola with clock. Atop the cupola is a steep black colored mansard roof with parapet. The building has a rusticated stone foundation. There are north and south wings which form at “T” shape with the main building extending east. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is located on the second story. The jail extends on the east side.

 

Note:  The courthouse constructed in 1804 burned in early 1870′s and the present courthouse was constructed on the same site. The building is the first major work of H P McDonald Brothers of Louisville.

 

See:  The architect H P McDonald and Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Henry County Courthouse and Jail

 

Courthouses: 

N – Trimble County and Carroll County

E – Owen County

S – Franklin County and Shelby County 

W – Oldham County and Trimble County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Proposed County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018