Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here

Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here (HM1C5X)

Location: Georgetown, KY 40324 Scott County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.614', W 84° 33.573'

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Scott County Courthouse

Present structure, 4th courthouse of Scott County, erected in 1877 at a cost of $34,600. It is an outstanding example of the French "Second Empire Style," known in U.S. as "Gen. Grant Style." Built of materials obtainable in this area. Distance from ground to top of steeple is 185 ft. Designed by Thomas Boyd of Pittsburgh, who served as supervising architect.

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Goebel Trial Here

Scott County courthouse chosen by Judge J. E. Cantrill for trials of the 20 persons accused of being involved in the assassination of Governor William Goebel. Although the murder was in Frankfort, the hearings were held in Georgetown to insure fair trials to the indicted. Three of the principal suspects were found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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HM NumberHM1C5X
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1454
Year Placed1972
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 713667 N 4231956
Decimal Degrees38.21023333, -84.55955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.614', W 84° 33.573'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 36.84" N, 84° 33' 34.38" W
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Area Code(s)502, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 W Court St, Georgetown KY 40324, US
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