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Martin County

Martin County is named for John P Martin, who was a United States Congressman.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lawrence County

E – Wayne County, West Virginia and Mingo County, West Virginia

S – Pike County

W – Floyd County and Johnson County


Created:  March 10, 1870                       Map of Kentucky highlighting Martin County

County Seat: 

Inez  1870 – present


County Courthouse – Inez 


Location:  40 Court Street / Holy Street

Built:  1938 – 1941

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Paul Jones Arnett

Contractor:  Local labor under Works Progress Administration


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story stone structure. The building is a “T” shape with a center wing extending south. The sandstone from nearby mountains was used for the structure and local forests provided the lumber for the building’s ornate woodwork. The north front has three bays with the center section rising to a gabled roof. The entrances are on either side of the center bay. On the center of the roof is a square wood cupola with dome. The building is a Works Progress Administration project. The one story Clerk’s Office was constructed in the 1980’s on the north side.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1892.


See:  The architect Paul Jones Arnett also designed the courthouse in Greenup County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Martin County Courthouse


County Courts Building – Inez 



Location:  41 Court Street / Holy Street

Built:  1992 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CMW, Inc. of Lexington

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story structure. The north front has a projecting center section with entrance on the first story and rising to a peak above the roof line. The entrance has trim and there is trim arouind the second story windows. There are vertical bands between the windows. A wide white band runs below the flat roof line.




County Courthouse – 









Courts Building – Inez

Photos taken 2012