Menifee County

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Menifee County is named for Richard H Menifee, who was a United States Congressman.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bath County and Rowan County

E – Morgan County

S – Wolfe County

W – Powell County and Montgomery County


Created:  March 10, 1869                       Map of Kentucky highlighting Menifee County

County Seat: 

Frenchburg  1869 – present


Old County Courthouse – Frenchburg 


Location:  12 Main Street / Highway 36

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Gothic

Architect:  Henry N Foster

Contractor:  A B Hamilton


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story rough stone structure. The south front has a large square stone tower with entrance on the first story. At the top of the tower is an octagonal cupola. The stone walls are similar to castle walls.


County Courthouse – Frenchburg 




Location:  12 Main Street / Sycamore Street

Built:  2001 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CMW Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Venture Contracting Inc.


 Description:  The building faces south and is is a two story light red-pink colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Frenchburg. The south front has a projecting center section with glass entrance and second story window. On the roof is a white colored dome. There are horizontal bands of stone above the windows and at the flat roof line. The building is attached to the old courthouse on the east side. 


See:  The 21st Judicial Circuit includes Bath County, Menifee CountyMontgomery County and Rowan County.


History:  The county was created in 1869 and Frenchburg was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1872. The second counrthouse was constructed in 1928 to 1929 and is still standing. The third courthouse was constructed in 2001 to 2003.




Old County Courthouse - Frenchburg






















County Courthouse – Frenchburg













Photos taken 2012 and 2018