Submitted by Bertha Wilson Burton

Columbia Kentucky Court House 1887

On June 28, 1802, court ordered permanent seat of justice on the public square. First courthouse built in 1806. Present structure was designed by McDonald Bros. Louisville, and built by William H. Hudson and Columbus Stone in 1887. A unique architectural feature is the carving of faces on the south columns. Listed on National Register of Historic Places, 1974. We don't really know the date of the Photo but there no car visible. Bertha's grandfather William A. Wilson helped build the court house. He lived around Sano, in Adair Co., Kentucky.