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
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
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
S – Pulaski County
W – Casey County
Photos taken 2007 and 2014