Shelby County is named for Isaac Shelby, who was the Governor of Kentucky and an American Revolutionary War soldier.
Created: January 2, 1835
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.
E – Marion County
S – Monroe County
W – Macon County
Photos taken 2005 and 2006