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Hopkins County

Hopkins County is named for General Samuel Hopkins, who was an officer in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and served as a Kentucky legislator and United States Congressman.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Webster County

E – McLean County and Muhlenberg

S – Christian County

W – Caldwell County and Webster County


Created:  December 9, 1806                  Map of Kentucky highlighting Hopkins County

County Seat: 

Madisonville  1807 – present


County Courthouse – Madisonville  


Location:  30 South Main Street / East Center Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:   Lawrence Casner of Madisonville

Contractor:  Ruby Lumber Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front has a portico with four cement columns rising to a parapet at the top of the second story with a clock in the center of the parapet. The entrance is faced with light colored stone. The rest of the building is constructed of dark red colored brick with a stone horizontal band above the second story. The building was a Federal Emergency Administration project. On the east side is a red colored brick addition.


Note:  The fourth courthouse was built in 185 after the third courthouse was burned during the Civil War. The fifth courthouse was designed by Mauray & Dodd and built in 1892.


See:  The architect,  Lawrence Casner of Madisonville, designed the courthouses in Caldwell County and Webster County.


County Justice Center – Madisonville  



Location:  120 East Center Street / North Franklin Street

Built:  2010 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  JKS Architects & Engineers of Hopkinsville

Contractor:   A & K Construction of Paducah


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the north side of the courthouse. There is a plaza on the west side. The west front has a large portico with four narrow columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance has three glass paneled walls rising to the second story. On the center of the roof is a high square white colored cupola with clock and mansard roof. The roof is hipped. 



County Courthouse – Madisonville



















County Justice Center – Madisonville

















Photos taken 2007, 2015 and 2018