|Fleming County Courthouse - Flemingsburg, Ky. (Photo: NRK)|
I don't know if you can quite get the feel of Flemingsburg from this picture, but this neocolonial courthouse sits at the very top of a hill in a very hilly little town. This is the county's third courthouse, and it was built on this site in 1952.
|Source: UK Postcard Collection; KDL|
The Flemingsburg Historic District file in the National Register reads that this courthouse is a "nondescript public structure replaced the circa 1830 federal square-plan courthouse that was built by Eckles and Stockwell. The earlier square-plan courthouse not only represented one of the earliest courthouse designs to be used in Kentucky, but also stood as a monument to the strong building traditions of the Fleming County community."
Fleming County has had a few really interesting residents over the years, including a famous Union spy (James J. Andrews) and one of the men who raised the flag over Iwo Jima (Franklin R. Sousley).