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Boyle County

Boyle County is named for John Boyle, who was the Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals from 1810 to 1826.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Mercer County

E – Garrard County

S – Lincoln County and Casey County

W – Marion County and Washington County


Created:  February 15, 1842                  Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyle County

County Seat: 

Danville  1842 – present


County Courthouse – Danville 


Location:  321 West Main Street / North 4th Street

Built:  1860 – 1862

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  James R Carrigan and Sammuel Sloan

Contractor:  James R Carrigan


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Danville. The building has narrow, elongated windows and white colored trim. The south front has a high portico rising above the three white colored entrance doorways. Four white colored columns rise from the base to top of the second story. Atop the front of the building is a large white colored square with octagonal white colored wood cupola rising to a clock at the top and a small gray colored dome. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County District Court of the 50th Judicial District. On the north side of the building is the large three story brown-red colored brick annex with the courthouse square in the southwest corner of the site.


See:  The 50th Judicial Circuit includes Mercer County.


History:  The county was created in 1842 and Danville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1844. The courthouse burned in 1860 and the second and present courthouse was constructed on the same site in 1860 to 1862 at a cost of $15,000. An addition was constructed in 1899.



County Courthouse – Danville

















Photos taken 2007