Scott County Courthouse (Scott County, Kentucky)

Scott County Courthouse (Scott County, Kentucky)

Infobox nrhp |name =Scott County Courthouse
nrhp type = nrhp

caption = Scott County Courthouse
location= Georgetown, Kentucky
lat degrees = 38
lat minutes = 12
lat seconds = 36
lat direction = N
long degrees = 84
long minutes = 33
long seconds = 35
long direction = W
locmapin = Kentucky
area =
built =1877
architect= Boyd,Thomas
architecture= Second Empire
added = September 28, 1972
governing body = Local
refnum=72000542cite web|url=|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

Scott County Courthouse is a building in Georgetown, Kentucky, the county seat of Scott County, Kentucky, where county government offices are located. The property was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on September 28, 1972. ]


Scott County became Kentucky's the eleventh county on June 1, 1792 by the newly formed Kentucky Legislature from a section of Woodford County. The county was named after Charles Scott, a Revolutionary War general who later was Kentucky's fourth governor.

The first Scott County Courthouse was built in 1792 on a one acre lot sold to the county by Elijah Craig. The original building was replaced by a larger structure. A third courthouse was built in 1847 after a fire destroyed the second courthouse. The August 9, 1837, fire destroyed most of the records. A second fire in 1876 again destroyed Scott County courthouse and the fourth courthouse was built. This fourth courthouse remains today but is no longer used for trials but instead other official government affairs. cite web|url=|title=Scott County Clerk's Office|date=|work=|publisher=] cite web|url=|title=Scott County courthouses|date=|work=Scott County Kentucky Genealogy|publisher=Rootweb] The building was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on September 28, 1972. ]


The Scott County Courthouse is located in the center of downtown Georgetown, Kentucky at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street, where U.S. Route 25 (Broadway) crosses U.S. Route 460 (Main Street).


The 1877 courthouse was designed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania architect Thomas W. Boyd in the Second Empire style at the at cost of $34,600. The distance from the ground to the top of the steeple is 185 feet. [ Roadside History: A Guide to Kentucky Highway Markers] Melba Porter Hay, Dianne Wells, Thomas H. Appleton, Published 2002, University Press of Kentucky. ISBN:0916968294] ]


External links

* [ Scott County Clerks Office]

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