Russell County

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Russel County is named for William Russell, who was a soldier and a legislator.

 

Created:  December 14, 1825

County Seat: 

Jamestown   1825

 

County Courthouse – Jamestown

 

Location:  202 Monument Square / Main Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Watkins and Associates of Lexington

Contractor:  Jones, Nance & Steineman Inc. of Bowling Green

 

Description:  The building faces north and  is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on the southwest side of Monument Square. The north front has a central portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola. The roof is hipped. The building is an EDA local Public Works project.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by  Thomas T Milburn and constructed by J B Patten in 1877.

 

County Judicial Center – Jamestown

 

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Location:  410 Monument Square / Main Street

Built:  2009 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bransetter Carroll, Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Branscum Construction Company of Russell Springs and Pepper Construction

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the northeast side of Monument Square. The west front has a one story portico supported by six columns. The second story has recessed windows above the portico with pediment at the roof line. The building is tiered with projecting wings. The base of the building is course stone and the basement level descends the slope on the east side. The roof is hipped.

  

Courthouses: 

N – Casey County

E – Pulaski County and Wayne County

S – Clinton County and Cumberland County

W – Adair County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014