Leslie County

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Leslie County is named for Preston Leslie, who was a Governor of Kentucky.

 

Created:  March 29, 1878  

County Seat: 

Hyden  1878 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hyden 

 

Location:  22010 Main Street / State Highway 257

Built:  1953 – 1954

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Alfred LeFeber & Associates

Contractor:  McWhorter Brothers of McKee

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. On the west side of the front, the building projects with an entrance on the first story and a one story extension. Vertical concrete dividers are between the windows on the east side on the front, A wide concrete belt runs along the flat roof line. A small plaza is located in front of the building. An addition was built in 1970. The building was renovated in 1984 to 1985.

 

Note: The previous courthouse was designed by H P McDonald Brothers and was built by Fred Krueger in 1886.

 

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

 

Courthouses: 

N – Perry County

E – Perry County

S – Harlan County 

W – Bell County and Clay County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014