Letcher County

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Letcher County is named for Robert P Letcher, who was the Governor of Kentucky from 140 to 1844.

 

Created:  May 3, 1842

County Seat: 

Whitesburg  1842 – present

 

County Courthouse – Whitesburg  

 

Location:  156 Main Street / South Webb Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Banton Moore of Louisville

Contractor:  Ramsey and Clubb Construction of Shelbyville

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story glass, steel and concrete structure. The north front has a long one story portico on the second story with a semi circular extension in the center at the entrance. The base of the building is dark red colored brick an descends on the south side down a slope.. The windows are horizontal and the roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1998. The courtroom is located in the center of the third story.The architect was Richards Associates Architects of Whitesburg and the contractor was Venture Contracting, Inc. of Glasgow.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Frank P Milburn and constructed by Lewis R Perry in 1899. An addition was constructed in 1937. The building was demolished.

 

County Health Center – Whitesburg  

 

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Location:  6 Broadway Street / South Webb Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Banton Moore of Louisville

Contractor:  Daniel Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the south side of the courthouse. On the north side the second story is at street level and descends southwards down a slope, The north entrance is glass and the roof is hipped. The building houses the Sheriff’s Office. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Knott County and Pike County

E – Wise County, Virginia

S – Harlan County

W – Perry County and Knott County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Health Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018