Woodford County

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Woodford County is named for William Woodford, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  November 12, 1788

County Seat: 

Versailles  1788 – present

 

County Courthouse – Versailles

 

Location:  103 South Main Street / South Court Street

Built:  1968 – 1970

Style:  Modern Georgian

Architect:  Clotfelter & Johnson

Contractor:  The Gault Brothers Construction of Lexington

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. On the east front is a two story portico with six large columns supporting the pediment which contains a design at the center. Steps on the north and south ascend to the second story portico. On the center of the roof is a high white colored square cupola with clock at the base and green colored roof with weather vane at the top.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built of logs in 1790 by Jesse Graddy at a cost was $22.50. The second courthouse was built of stone in 1794 by James and Henry Thompkins. The third courthouse was built of brick in 1812 to 1813 and a cupola with clock added by 1846. The courthouse was designed by Phelix L Lundin and constructed by Matthew Jett. The building burned in 1965. The fourth courthouse was constructed at a cost of $1,100,000.

 

County Courthouse Annex –  Versailles 

 

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Location:  130 Court Street / South Main Street

Built:  1997 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CMW Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  CMW/CM Inc.. of Lexington

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the west side of the courthouse. The east front has a large extended central porch supported by red colored brick pillars with recessed entrance with glass walls. The green colored hipped roof has a square white colored cupola with green colored roof. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County and Scott County

E – Fayette County and Jessamine County

S – Mercer County

W – Mercer County and Anderson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Previous courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018