Bracken Count Courthouse, c. WWI
|Bracken County Courthouse
photo by Art Fisher, Image Courtesy
of the Bracken County Historical Society
Bracken Co Courthouse,
|This was the Bracken Count Courthouse
from 1863 to 1913. The first Bracken County
Court House, a brick building, was built in Augusta in 1797 on “the public square.” It was
destroyed in a fire on April 20, 1848. And while the county seat was moved to Brooksville
in 1832 or 1839 (depending on which source you believe), the new courthouse in Brooksville
wasn't erected until 1860-61. It's the building you see immediately below, and was
condemned and dismantled in 1913. The present building was dedicated in 1915.
Picture on the right is courtesy of the Bracken County Historical Society
A little more background on the first Bracken Court House is here.
Circuit Clerk's Building, c. 1880's
men in the photo listed here.
This building was on the northwest corner of Court House Square, along Miami Street. The old Court House is to the left, and the old jail is directly behind this building. The clerk's building was razed in 1914 for the construction of the new court house.
The day they auctioned off a prisoner for vagrancy in Brooksville. Here.
The Boys and Girls Jersey Calf Club, 1922
Bracken County Attorney's Office
That's Clyde Barker, Attorney and County Judge
Image Courtesy of the Bracken County Historical Society
This is David Brooks, for whom Brooksville is named.
He's was also a Bracken County representative to the Kentucky house, where
he introduced a resolution to move the Bracken County Court House
to Woodwards Crossing to make it more centrally located.