McCreary County

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McCreary County is named for James McCreary, who was the Governor of Kentucky from 1912 to 1916.

 

Created:  March 12, 1912

County Seat: 

Whitley City  1912 – present

 

County Courthouse – Whitley City  

 

Location:  1 North Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1952 – 1953

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  McCreary County Courthouse and Public Square Corporation

Contractor:  McCreary County Courthouse and Public Square Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete  structure which sits on a hillside. The east front has a one story portico supported by four white colored columns. The north and south sections are lower than the main center building. On the center of the roof is a square white colored wood cupola with clock and a small cupola at the top. An addition was constructed in 1975.  An addition was added in 2001. The architect was Chrisman, Miller and Woodhouse, Inc. of Lexington and the contractor was Brewster Builders, Inc. of Oneida, Tennessee.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1929 and the building was destroyed by fire in 1951. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $118,000. In 1952, the McCreary County Courthouse and Public Square Corporation was formed to oversee the building of a new courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pulaski County and Laurel County

E – Whitley County

S – Campbell County, Tennessee and Scott County, Tennessee

W – Wayne County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2014