Brown County

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Brown County is named for Jacob Brown, who was an officer during the War of 1812 and who was wounded at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane.


Created:  March 1, 1818

County Seat: 

Ripley             1818 – 1819

Bridgewater    1819 – 1823

Georgetown   1823 – present


County Courthouse – Georgetown  


Location:  101 South Main Street / Cherry Street

Built:  1849 – 1850

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Emmet Hubert Baker and Charles Crouch

Contractor:  Emmet Hubert Baker and Charles Crouch


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a recessed porch with two Doric columns rising to a header and with wide pediment above. The building has blue colored window and door trim. The windows are shuttered on both levels; a balcony is attached above the door and is accessed by a set of French Doors. The roof above the entrance resembles a pediment but is actually a gable. The two wings also contain entrances but the door is not recessed like the main entrance. Two stacked rectangular drums protrude from the center of the building with an octagon drum supporting the dome. A four faced clock protrudes from the sides of the final drum. The roof is sloped. Wings were added in 1914. In 1977, a fire damaged the building. The building was repaired by Modern Sales and Construction.



Note: In 1849, Robert N McLain received the contract to dig the basement. John Cleaves did the stonework and Jackson Egbert  furnished the stone and fencing.  Basil Waters and Jackson Devore were contracted to do the brickwork and  Emmet Hubert Baker and Charles Crouch were contracted to do the carpentry.



N – Clinton County and Highland County 

E – Highland County and Adams County

S – Mason County, Kentucky and Bracken County, Kentucky

W – Clermont County




County Courthouse
















Commissioner minutes

Photos taken 2011 and 2012