Hickman County is named for Paschal Hickman, who was a military captain killed at the Battle of River Raisin.
Created: December 19, 1821
Columbus 1821 – 1831
Clinton 1831 – present
County Courthouse – Clinton
Location: 109 South Washington Street / East Jackson Street
Built: 1884 – 1885
Style: High Victorian
Architect: H P McDonald & Brothers of Louisville
Contractor: W L Landrum & T J Landrum of Mayfield
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on sloping landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a projecting central section with portico supported by two columns on the first story level. The upper windows are arched. On the roof center is a square white cupola with sharp pointed roof. The building was remodeled in 1917 to 1918. The cupola was restored in 2001.
Note: The first courthouse was built in Columbus in 1823. The second courthouse was built in Clinton in 1832 under the supervision of Owen Glatz, Stephen Ray, H L Edrington, Thomas L Owsley and William Jordan. The. cost of construction of the present courthouse was $20,845 and during construction, the superintendent was John A Scott.
See: The architect H P McDonald and Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Hickman County Courthouse
N – Carlisle County
E – Graves County
W – Mississippi County, Missouri
Photos taken 2007 and 2018