Jessamine County is named for Jessamine Creek which flows through the county.
Created: December 19, 1798
Nicholasville 1798 – present
County Courthouse – Nicholasville
Location: 107 North Main Street / West Maple Street
Built: 1878 – 1879
Architect: Thomas Boyd of Pittsburgh
Contractor: F Bush and Son of Lexington
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front extends from the main building forming a square tower with an arch at the first story entrance and two arched windows on the second story. The tower rises into a two story white colored wood square cupola with dome containing a clock and with a small cupola at the top. The building was renovated in 1965.
N – Fayette County
S – Garrard County
Photos taken 2007 and 2014