Clark County Courthouse

Clark County Courthouse (HM1A6C)

Location: Winchester, KY 40391 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 59.567', W 84° 10.65'

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Clark County, named in honor of Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark, was created in 1792. A two-room log cabin courthouse built here in 1794 on land donated by John Baker. Replaced by two-story brick bldg. in 1797. Third courthouse, built 1821, was where Henry Clay argued his last case before a jury, 1849.

Presented by the Clark County Fiscal Court


Side 2

Today's courthouse, designed by noted Lexington architect John McMurtry, was completed in 1855 at a cost of over $40,000. Clock tower raised and courtroom moved upstairs in 1889. Courthouse was expanded in 1938 by addition of a rear block matching the front. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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HM NumberHM1A6C
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number2256
Year Placed2008
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747856 N 4208774
Decimal Degrees37.99278333, -84.17750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.567', W 84° 10.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 34.02" N, 84° 10' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18-40 S Main St, Winchester KY 40391, US
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