Union County

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Union County is named for the unanimous decision of the residence of the county to form their own county from part of Henderson County.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Posey County, Indiana

E – Henderson County and Webster County

S – Webster County and Crittenden County

W – Hardin County, Illinois and Gallatin County, Illinois


Created:  January 15, 1811                    Map of Kentucky highlighting Union County

County Seat: 

Morganfield  1811 – present


County Courthouse –  Morganfield 


Location:  121 South Morgan Street / West Main Avenue

Built:  1872 – 1873

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J K Frick of Evanston, Indiana

Contractor:  A B Weaver, G E Bell, G W Fallon and William Brown


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has white colored stone trim framing the recessed entrance. Above the entrance are three arched windows with larger single arched windows on either side. White colored wood trim frame the gable with white colored circle and the pitched roof. On the east and west sides, the building extends outward. In 1940, the building was doubled in size.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1820 at a cost of $3800. The building was demolished to make room for the present courthouse.


See:  The architect, J K Frick of Evanston, Indiana, also designed the courthouse in Christian County.










Photos taken 2007