Lincoln County

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Lincoln County is named for Benjamin Lincoln, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and lived from 1733 to 1810.


Created:  May 1, 1780

County Seat: 

Stanford  1780 – present


County Courthouse – Stanford 


Location:  102 East Main Street / Mill Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC of Milburn, Heisler & Company

Contractor:  F Kruger & Sons of Mount Vernon


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a large portico with four large columns rising to the pediment at the roof. A decorative white colored cornice runs along the roof line. In the center of the roof is a high square cupola with clock in the top dome. During construction, the supervisor was J R Powell. In 1940 to 1941, an annex was added under the Works Project Administration.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by John McRoberts and William Shanks and constructed by Johnathon A Bryant and William Hutcheson in 1832.


See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.


County Judicial Center  – Stanford 




Location:  101 East Main Street / Mill Street

Built:  1996 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Garlan Vanhook of Vanhook Architectural Services of Stanford

Contractor:  E H Construction of Shepherdsville


Description:  The building faces north and  is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The north front has a central entrance with large arched window rising to the top of the second story and with peaked roof at the top. On either side are vertical pilasters. Along the first story are four arches. A horizontal belt runs below and above the second story windows. The roof is hipped.



N – Boyle County

E – Garrard County and Rockcastle County

S – Pulaski County

W – Casey County



























Photos taken 2007 and 2014