Perry County is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, who was a naval officer during the War of 1812.
Created: November 2, 1820
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
Location: 545 Main Street / Lovern Street
Built: 2002 – 2004
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.
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County Hall of Justice
Photos taken 2014 and 2018