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McLean County

McLean County is named for Alney McLean, who was a United States Representation from 1815 to 1817 and from 1819 to 1821.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Henderson County and Daviess County

E – Ohio County

S – Muhlenberg County and, Hopkins County

W – Hopkins CountyWebster County and Henderson County

 

Created:  February 6, 1854                    Map of Kentucky highlighting McLean County

County Seat: 

Calhoun  1854 – present

 

County Courthouse – Calhoun 

 

Location:  210   Main Street / East 2nd Street

Built:  1904 – 1908

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:   Harris & Shopbell

Contractor:  Luckett Brothers.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Calhoun.  The west front of the rectangular shaped building has two large Beaux Arts Ionic columns supporting a wide white colored header. The recessed entrance has a small white colored balcony at the second story arched window.  A white colored horizontal band is located at the top of the second story and above it is a white colored cornice.  An annex was constructed in 1988 on the east side.

 

History:  The county was created in 1854 and Calhoun was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1854. The second courthouse was a two story brick Italianate structure built in 1870. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1904 to 1908.

 

 

County Courthouse – Calhoun

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2007