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Clinton County

Clinton County is named for DeWitt Clinton, who was the Governor of New York from 1817 to 1823.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Russell County

E – Wayne County

S – Pickett County, Tennessee

W – Cumberland County

 

Created:  February 20, 1835                  Map of Kentucky highlighting Clinton County

County Seat: 

Albany  1835 – present

 

County Courthouse – Albany 

 

Location:  100 South Cross Street / Jefferson Street

Built:  1983 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Coblin Jonter & Associates

Contractor:  Alliance Corporation.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story concrete and sand colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of the Public Square in the center of Albany. On the northwest corner are two two-story arches at the entrance. The roof has a peak at the center of each side of the building. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with clock, and atop it is an octagonal smaller cupola with dome roof. A white colored cornice follows the roof line. 

 

See:  The 40th Judicial Circuit includes Clinton County. Cumberland County and Monroe County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1835 and Albany was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was burned in 1864 during the Civil War. The second courthouse was built in the 1870’s. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Frank Pierce Milburn and constructed by W L McDonald in 1895. The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1980. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1983 to 1984.

 

 

County Courthouse – Albany

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2007