Perry County

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Perry County is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, who was a naval officer during the War of 1812.

 

Created:  November 2, 1820 

County Seat: 

Hazard  1820 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hazard  

 

Location:  481 Main Street / Lovern Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern Victorian

Architect:  H A Spaulding

Contractor:  D Johnson of Ashland

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is an “H” shape. The center of the southwest front has a large recessed porch with four columns rising to a header at the roof line.  There is a wide cornice running below the flat roof line.

 

Note:  In 1871 the courthouse was built by L H N Slayers and in 1911, the second courthouse was designed and constructed by B F Smith Fire Proofing Company.

 

County Hall of Justice – Hazard  

 

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Location:  545 Main Street / Lovern Street

Built:  2002 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CMW Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester.

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a four story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The south corner has a large semi-circular section with five large columns rising from square bases to a wide header at the roof line with wide dome. Behind the columns is a glass panel wall. The main entrance is on the first story. A wide cornice runs along the flat roof line. The building backs into a hill.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Breathhitt County

E – Knott County and Letcher County

S – Harlan County 

W – Leslie County, Clay County and Owsley County         

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Hall of Justice 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2018