Powell County

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Powell County is named for Lazaus Whitehead Powell, who was the Governor of Kentucky from 1851 to 1855.

 

Created:  January 7, 1852

County Seat: 

Stanton  1852 – present

 

County Courthouse – Stanton  

 

Location:  525 Washington Street / Court Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Chrisman, Miller and Wallace of Lexington

Contractor:  Breeden Construction Company of Lexington

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story dark brown-red colored brick square structure. The east front has a recessed entrance with a single round brick pillar. The windows are horizontal and narrow. Atop the building is a large square tower with open area containing a bell and above is a clock. The Stanton City Hall is contained in the southwest corner of the building.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by B J Bartlett and constructed by J H Walker in 1890.  The building was demolished.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County and Menifee County

E – Wolfe County

S – Lee County and Estill County

W – Clark County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2014