Pulaski County

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Pulaski County is named for Casimir Pulaski, who was a Revolutionary War soldier killed at the Battle of Savannah, and who lived from 1746 to 1779.

 

Created:  December 10, 1798

County Seat: 

Somerset  1798 – present

 

County Courthouse – Somerset  

 

Location:  100 North Main Street / West Mount Vernon Street

Built:  1973 – 1975

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Wilson Bond and Associates of Lexington

Contractor:  Forbes-Morris Building Company of Lexington

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. On the east front are four Doric white colored columns supporting a narrow portico at the main entrance. A horizontal cornice runs below the flat roof line. On the west side is the addition built for the former courthouse in 1939 to 1940. The architect was H A Churchill & Associates of Lexington.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1874.

 

County Judicial Center – Somerset  

 

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Location:  52 Public Square / East Mount Vernon Street

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bennett Rosser International of Lexington

Contractor:  D W Wilburn, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a high square red colored brick tower with arched glass panel entrances on the first story, high vertical windows on the second and third stories and clock near the top which has a hipped roof. The building has a mansard roof.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Casey County, Lincoln County and Rockcastle County

E – Laurel County

S – McCreary County and Wayne County

W – Russell County and Casey County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2014