Clay County

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Clay County is named for Henry Clay, who was Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

 

Created:  June 24, 1870

County Seat: 

Butler’s Landing  1870 – 1871

Celina                  1871 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Celina  

 

Location:  139 East Lake Avenue / Main Street

Built:  1872 – 1874

Style:  Federal

Architect:  D L Dow of Cookeville.

Contractor:  D L Dow of Cookeville.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building stands in Courthouse Square in the center of the town. The south front has a central arched entrance with large arched window on the second story. On the center of the roof is a square white colored wood cupola with steep roof. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is located on the second story. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

Note:  During the construction of the courthouse, David Buchanan, F M Buchanan and W C Garrett were the carpenters who assisted D L Dow. The building was completed at a cost of $9,999.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Clay County Courthouse

 

County Courthouse – Celina  

 

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Location:  143 Cordell Hull Drive

Built:  1972 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the town to the nortwest of the old courthouse. The building is a senior citizens residence with the county offices and courtroom on the southwest side. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Monroe County, Kentucky, Cumberland County, Kentucky and Clinton County, Kentucky

E – Pickett County and Overton County

S – Overton County and Jackson County

W – Macon County

 

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2018