Montgomery County

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Montgomery County is named for Richard Montgomery, who was a military general killed at the Battle of Quebec, and who lived from 1736 to 1775.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bourbon County and Nicholas County

E – Bath County and Menifee County

S – Powell County

W – Clark County


Created:  December 14, 1796                Map of Kentucky highlighting Montgomery County

County Seat: 

Mount Sterling  1796 – present


County Courthouse – Mount Sterling 


Location:  1 Court Street / North Maysville Street

Built:  1958 – 1960

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Meriwether, Marye and Associates

Contractor:  Alderman & Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mount Sterling. The south front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to the pediment at the roof. A clock is at the center of the pediment. The entrance door is framed with white colored wood. Stonework forms the corner trim and the window headers. There is a small round white colored cupola at the center of the roof. 


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


History:  The county was created in 1796 and Mount Sterling was selected as the county Seat. The first courthouse was built and burned on March 4, 1851. The second courthouse burned on December 2, 1863 during the Civil War. The third courthouse was built. The fourth courthouse was a two story structure designed by B J Bartlett and built by J H Walker in 1890. The courthouse was demolished and the fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1960 to 1961.




County Courthouse – Mount Sterling







Photos taken 2007