Pike County

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Pike County is named for Zebulon Pike, who was the discoverer of Pikes Peak, and who lived from 1779 to 1813.

 

Created:  December 19, 1821

County Seat: 

Pikeville  1821 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pikeville 

 

Location:  146 Main Street / Division Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  H P McDonald Brothers of Louisville

Contractor:  James Hatcher

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and the north front has an arched entrance in the center with part square pillars rising to a peaked roof. The first story has horizontal lined brickwork and the second and third stories have a light colored brick construction. A decorative cornice is along the roof line. On the center of the west side, a large square tower rises with a clock and smaller square cupola on top. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated  and an addition added in 1932 and 1933. The architect was Levi J Dean of Huntington, West Virginia and the contractor was Joe H Justice and Albert S Johnson.

 

See:  The architect H P McDonald and Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

County Hall of Justice – Pikeville 

 

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Location:  172 Division Street / Main Street

Built:  1988 – 1989

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Chrisman, Miller and Woodford

Contractor:  Alliance Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story yellow colored concrete structure. The south front has a wide portico with red colored tile roof. On the roof is a circular center section with raised section behind. The building is named as the Hall of Justice. In 2006 the building was renovated and an addition added. The architect was CMW Inc. and the contractor was Codell Construction Company.

 

County Judicial Center – Pikeville 

 

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Location:  169 Main Street / Division Street

Built:  2010 – 2013

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sherman Carter Barnhart LLC of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the northwest of the courthouse and the north front has a projecting one story glass enclosed portico. The building is tired with on story sections and two story sections behind. Above the north entrance, the building rises to a hipped roof with vertical windows and square cupola at the top.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Martin County and Mingo County, West Virginia

E – Mingo County, West Virginia and Buchanan County, Virginia

S – Buchanan County, Virginia, Dickenson County, Virginia and Letcher County

W – Knott County and Floyd County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Hall of Justice

 

 

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County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2014 and 2018