Hardin County Courthouse - Elizabethtown, Ky.

I didn't get to Hardin County until way after dark, and I plan to be back for a better picture at some point. As I drove up to the courthouse, I first noticed this obscenely large and out of place glass-fronted building, only to discover that it was the new judicial center. The courthouse that is awkwardly pictured above, is in the Beaux Arts style and was completed in 1934. Bizarrely, this courthouse square is almost identical to Nelson and Grayson counties' courthouse squares, and all three of these counties line up together from east to west. Does anyone out there know why these downtown areas are all so alike? Anyway, this courthouse is the fourth in Elizabethtown.
Most people outside of Kentucky would know Elizabethtown (or E-town as it is known to Kentuckians) from the Cameron Crowe movie of the same name that came out in 2005. While much of the movie is supposed to take place in E-town, most of the filming was done in other Kentucky communities, including Louisville and Versailles. As an aside, when my wife and I were looking to buy a house, we actually looked at house in Versailles that was right across the street from the home where the homecoming scenes were filmed.
I don't know about the rest of Kentucky, but I DESPERATELY wanted this movie to be good. And . . . well. . . it kinda sucked. But it was nice to see Kentucky in the spotlight for a bit.
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