Trimble County Courthouse - Bedford, Ky.


Trimble County is an interesting place. I think the courthouse in Bedford is one of the prettiest smaller courthouses in the state, and Bedford is full of history. Just outside of Bedford, the remains of the plantation where escaped slave and abolitionist newspaper publisher Henry Bibb spent years as a slave. I got the chance to visit the site a couple of years ago.
I really hope that they don't end up building some huge judicial center to replace the courthouse pictured above. Peter will probably blog about this later, but I feel that I have to talk about the old County jail that sits in the courthouse square in Trimble. The jail is like something you would see out of the old west - a big stone block building with little slits in the side. And this jail was in use UNTIL 1983. Just think about that for a second.
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