Marion County

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Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and lived from 1732 to 1795.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Washngton County

E  – Boyle County and Casey County

S – Taylor County

W – Larue County and Nelson County

 

Created:  January 25, 1834

County Seat: 

Lebanon  1834 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Lebanon  

 

Location:  120 West Main Street / South Depot Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Thomas J Nolan of Louisville

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lebanon. The north front of the building has a small one story portico supported by two Doric columns and with a balcony at the second story. On the second story is a large arched window. White colored stone trim is located along the building corners and below the roofline. There is a carved limestone classical facade with shallow pilasters and a brick parapet with inset stone panels ornamented with carved shields and garlands. On the south is a larger and higher section. The building was a Works Progress Administration project. 

 

See:  The architect, Thomas J Nolan of Louisville also designed courthouses in Grayson CountyHardin County and Hart County.

 

County Judicial Center –  Lebanon  

 

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Location:  123 North Spalding Street / Hood Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sherman Carter Barnhart

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story dark red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lebanon to the north of the courthouse. The west front has an entrance at the north corner with four large concrete pillars and recessed semi-circular section having glass walls on the first story entrance and glass walls on the second story. The projecting black colored roof is sloped and has a white colored cupola at the top. The center section is dark red colored brick and the south corner has four large concrete pillars with recessed center section. The roof line is flat. 

 

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

 

History:  The county was created in 1834 and Lebanon was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built by Foster Ray in 1835. A Clerk’s Office was built in 1838 and on July 5, 1863, the building was burned in the Battle of Lebanon during the Civil War but the courthouse remained undamaged. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1935 to 1936 at a cost of 70,000. The County Judicial Center was constructed in 2008 to 2010 at a cost of $11,870,000.

 

County Administration –  Lebanon  

 

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Location:  223 North Spalding Street / Hood Avenue

Built:  2004 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Paul M Hamilton

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story brown colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lebanon to the north of the courthouse. Along the west front is a large portico with six large Ionic columns. Above in the center of the pediment is a large clock. The second story windows are arched and the first story windows are square. The building corners are trimmed with intermittent stone squares. The roof if hipped.

 

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

 

 

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County Courthouse – Lebanon

 

 

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County Judicial Center – Lebanon

 

 

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County Administration – Lebanon

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018