Magoffin County

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Magoffin County is named for Beriah Magoffin, who was the Governor of Kentucky from 1859 to 1862.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Morgan County

E – Johnson County and Floyd County

S – Knott County and Breathitt County

W – Breathitt County and Wolfe County

 

Created:  February 22, 1860                  Map of Kentucky highlighting Magoffin County

County Seat: 

Salyersville  1860 – present

 

County Administrative Building – Court House – Salyersville  

 

Location:  100 East Maple Street / Church Street

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Michael J Hansen of KZF Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure.. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Salyersville on the east side of the County Justice Center. The north front has a recessed center section with entrance on the first story. On the west side of the center is a brick tower with sloped roof rising above the roof line. On the east side of the center, the projecting section rises to a peak at the roof line. The building houses the county offices is named as the County Administrative Building – Court House. 

 

Note:  The construction of the building was done by Rising Sun Construction with Summit Engineering under the management of Codell Construction Company.

 

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

 

County Justice Center – Salyersville  

 

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Location:  100 East Maple Street / Church Street

Built:  2002 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  KZF Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story brown-red colored brick, steel and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Salyersville.  At the northwest corner is a high square tower which is light brown-red colored brick at the first story but has windows on the second to fourth stories with clock at the fifth story. At the top of the tower is an open square cupola with roof. Along the north side is a large crescent arch with glass entrance, and above are columns with windows between. The windows of the building are vertical and narrow.

 

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

 

See:  The 36th Judicial Circuit includes 0Knott County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1860 and Salyersville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built. The second courthouse was a two story structure designed by Frank P Milburn and constructed in 1892. The courthouse burned in 1957. The third courthouse was a modern structure designed by Scott & Perry and constructed in 1959. The fourth courthouse, County Justice Center, was constructed in 2004 to 2006. The County Administration Building ( Court House ) was constructed in 2005 to 2007.

 

 

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County Administrative Building – Court House – Salyersville

 

 

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County Justice Center – Salyersville

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2014 and 2018