Three Forks of the Kentucky River Historical Association

Court Houses of Owsley County

Courthouse 1

The first Courthouse photo known. This is the Courthouse that burned in 1929. According to Abijah Gilbert in a letter written to the Louisville Courier Journal ca 1864 "The rebels have set fire to the jail and cut up the records strewing the pieces in the streets"

Courthouse 2

The 2nd Courthouse was built by the WPA. It burned in 1967, the cause of the fire was unknown. It reportedly started in the clock tower.

Courthouse 3

This is how the courthouse looks today.

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