Magoffin County Courthouse - Salyersville, Ky.

Magoffin County Courthouse - Salyersville, KY

Salyersville is an interesting place. It's a nice little mountain town, but I was surprised to discover that this was the courthouse. It is apparently one of many courthouses to have been located on this site over the years. The second courthouse built here, which was apparently of Victorian style and was quite unique, burned down. This is either the third or the fourth courthouse, but it is dwarfed by the new judicial center in town. 

Like most of the area, Magoffin County is a coal county. Interestingly, most native Magoffin County folks can probably trace their ancestors back to South Carolina, as the area was first settled in 1794 by a small group of settlers from South Carolina that built a community around the Licking River around what is now Salyersville.