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Henderson County

Henderson County is named for Richard Henderson, who was the founder of the Transylvania Company and who lived from 1734 to 1785.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Posey County, Indiana, Vanderburgh County, Indiana and Warrick County, Indiana

E – Daviess County

S – McLean County and Webster County

W – Union County


Created:  December 21, 1798                Map of Kentucky highlighting Henderson County

County Seat: 

Henderson  1798 – present


County Courthouse – Henderson  


Location:  20 North Main Street / 1st Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Tom Paine and Associates

Contractor:  Glover Brick Company


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story concrete and stone structure. The building sits on the edge of the landscaped grounds of the central park in the center of Henderson. The northwest front has a semi-circular portico supported by four bluish colored marble columns. The entrance doorway is recessed with a glass front. The building is constructed in three tiers extending eastwards. The roof line is flat.


County Judicial Center – Henderson  



Location:  5 North Main Street / 1st Street

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Skinner Groves Architects

Contractor:  Hodge Structural Engineers of Evansville, Indiana


Description:  The building faces southeast and is four story red colored brick, stone, steel and concrete structure. The southeast front has thirteen narrow columns rising from the second to fourth story, with glass windows recessed. The first story entrance of the square shaped building is supported by red colored brick pillars with a light wide stone header. On either side are three red colored brick arches. Large square red colored brick and light stone towers are located at the southeast and northeast corners. The roof line is flat.


History:  The county was created in 1798 and Henderson was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log school house. The second courthouse was built on a large mound in the in the public square in 1813. The third courthouse was a two story brick Greek Revival structure designed by Edmund H Hopkins and constructed by Littleberry Weave in 1842. An addition was added in 1866 as designed by Mursine & Boyd. Further additions were added in 1875 and 1881. The courthouse was demolished in 1964 and replaced by the fourth and present courthouse in 1963 to 1964 at a cost of $500,000. The County Judicial Center was constructed in 2001 to 2003 at a cost of $9,975,000.



County Courthouse – Henderson







County Judicial Center – Henderson



Photos taken 2007