Cottle County is named for George Washington Cottle, who was killed defending the Alamo.
Created: April 6, 1874
Paducah 1876 – present
County Courthouse – Paducah
Location: 811 9th Street / Richard Street
Built: 1929 – 1930
Style: Moderne and Art Deco
Architect: Voelcker & Dixon
Contractor: H W Underhill Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a four story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a projecting center section with framed entranced on the first story and with a large arched window on the second and third story. The east and west wings project from the main building. The center of the building rises to four stories. The roof line is flat.
Note: The first court met in the home of Mr. Rodman. In 1892 a wood frame structure was built by L Lenoir at a cost of $1096. In 1893 to 1894 a two story brick courthouse was designed and constructed by A J White and constructed in Paducah. The third and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $157,641.
S – King County
W – Motley County
Photos taken 2014