Wolfe County

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Wolfe County is named for Nathaniel Wolfe, who was a member of the Kentucky General Assembly, and who lived from 1808 to 1865.


Created:  March 5, 1860

County Seat: 

Campton  1860 – present


County Courthouse – Campton  


Location:  10 Court Street / Washington Street

Built:  1914 – 1917

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  H L Lewman of Louisville

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville


Description:  The building faces south and is a is a two story red-orange colored brick and concrete structure. At the south front is a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to the pediment at the roof. In the pediment is a relief of a wolf. Atop the building is a large square dome with gold colored roof and a clock. Wings were added to the east and west sides of the building in 1977. The architect and contractor was Federick & May Construction Company.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1885. The building was destroyed by fire in 1913. The architect of the present courthouse is presumed to be H L Lewman as he designed many courthouses constructed by Falls City Construction Company of Louisville.


See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky


County Judicial Center – Campton  




Location:  11 Johnson Street / Main Street

Built:  2010 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bradsetter Carroll Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a central one story portico supported by four columns. On the south side is a square tower with high arched window, rising above the roof line with clock and pediment at the top. The bottom part of the building is white colored concrete with red colored brick at the center part and white colored concrete below the flat roof line.



N – Menifee County and Morgan County

E – Morgan County and Magoffin County

S – Breathitt County

W – Powell County 






































Photos taken 2007 and 2014