Knott County

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Knott County is named for James Proctor Knott, who was a Governor of Kentucky.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Breathitt County and Magoffin County

E – Floyd County and Pike County

S – Letcher County

W – Perry County and Breathitt County


Created:  May 5, 1884                            Map of Kentucky highlighting Knott County

County Seat: 

Hindman  1884 – present


County Courthouse – Hindman


Location:  54 Main Street / May Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:   Spanish Mission

Architect:  H A Churchill & Associates of Lexington

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story srtone structure. The building is located in the center of Hindman. The building is constructed of course ashlar sandstone.  The east front is gray colored and has a central recessed entrance with fanlight over the entrance. On the second story is circular balcony. The windows are narrow and vertical. The roof is hipped. The building was remodeled in 1980. The building was funded under the Public Works Administration.


Note:  The stones were from a large quarry located on the present land of Mrs. Ray Leon Smith of Duke’s Branch, less than a mile behind the building. By local accounts the late U.S. House Representative, Carl D. Perkins, is said to have been one of the quarry workers who supplied the stone for the building.


County Judicial Center – Hindman  




Location:  53 Main Street / May Street

Built:  2001 – 2003

Style:   Modern

Architect:  Architect Plus

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Hindman on the south side of the courthouse. The northwest corner has an open two story section with glass panel wall and third story windows with pediment at the roof level. The southwest corner projects from the main building and rises to a pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped.


See:  The contractor was Codell Construction Company of Winchester which company constructed many courthouse in Kentucky ( see  Louisville ).


See:  The 36th Judicial Circuit includes Magoffin County.


History:  The county was created in 1884 and Hindman was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was erected. The second courthouse was a two story structure built by J K Dixon in 1892. The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1928. The county used rented premises and the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1935 to 1936. The County Judicial Center was constructed in 2001 to 2003.




County Courthouse – Hindman













Statue Carl Dewey Perkins







County Judicial Center – Hindman















Photos taken 2014