Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Scott County Courthouse / Goebel Trial Here
Scott County Courthouse
Present structure, 4th courthouse of Scott County, erected in 1877 at a cost of $34,600. It is an outstanding example of the French "Second Empire Style," known in U.S. as "Gen. Grant Style." Built of materials obtainable in this area. Distance from ground to top of steeple is 185 ft. Designed by Thomas Boyd of Pittsburgh, who served as supervising architect.
Goebel Trial Here
Scott County courthouse chosen by Judge J. E. Cantrill for trials of the 20 persons accused of being involved in the assassination of Governor William Goebel. Although the murder was in Frankfort, the hearings were held in Georgetown to insure fair trials to the indicted. Three of the principal suspects were found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1454.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 12.614′ N, 84° 33.573′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street (U.S. 25) and W. Court Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 N. Broadway Street, Georgetown KY 40324, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott County, 1792 (here, next to this marker); Gen. Basil W. Duke, C.S.A. - Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) (a few steps from this marker); Remember the Raisin! (a few steps from this marker); Royal Spring (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Beginnings of George Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Payne-Desha House / Joseph Desha (1768-1842) (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 270 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.