Jackson County

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Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the 7th President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

 

Created:  February 2, 1858   

County Seat: 

McKee  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – McKee 

 

Location:  101 Main Street / 1st Street

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J M Ingram of Louisville

Contractor:  McWhorter Brothers of McKee

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a central entrance on the first story with a projecting balcony on the second story with clock above at the roof line. On the east and west sides, the building projects at the center. The windows are vertical. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The cost of the present courthouse was $95,000.

 

See:  The contractor, McWhorter Brothers of McKee, also constructed thew courthouse in Leslie County.

 

County Judicial Center – McKee 

 

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Location:  100 1st Street / Main Street

Built:  2007 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  JRA Architects of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a large portico supported by four square pillars with flat roof at the top of the second story. The first story is white colored concrete with a projecting cornice at the top. The front has two projecting sections with a recessed center section at the portico. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Madison County and Estill County

E – Lee County and Owsley County

S – Clay County and Laurel County

W – Rockcastle County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014