Shelby County

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Shelby County is named for Isaac Shelby, who was the Governor of Kentucky and an American Revolutionary War soldier.


Created:  January 2, 1835 

County Seat:

Shelbyville  1835 – present


County Courthouse –  Shelbyville  


Location:  100 East Main Street / North Jackson Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Beaux Arts and Classical

Architect:  Jerome B. Legg

Contractor:  Charles E Force and Company of Kansas City, Missouri


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has entrances on the south, east and west. The entrance sections extend from the main building with a large arch with recessed entrance on the first story and a large arch around the window on the second story, and with a peak rising above. On the center of the roof is a large white colored octagonal cupola with black colored roof. The roof is hipped. 



N – Knox County and Lewis County

E – Marion County

S – Monroe County

W – Macon County 














Photos taken 2005 and 2006