Muhlenberg County Courthouse
100 South Main Street
Greenville, KY 42345
Welcome to the Muhlenberg County Courthouse, the crown jewel of downtown Greenville! The current courthouse is the fourth since the county’s inception in 1798. It was built in 1907 and designed by the Louisville architectural firm Kenneth McDonald and William J. Dodd with Bailey and Koerner acting as the contractors.
It is truly one of the most beautiful in the state and is a very elaborate example of the classical Beaux-Arts style. The courthouse is a two story brick structure fronted by a two-story, Corinthian order portico. The courthouse first underwent major renovations in 1975, but the most extensive renovations since it was built just finished in 2011. The dome was completely re-built, and according to Campbellsville Industries, it is has the largest open belfry of any pre-fabricated cupola in the nation. It is also considered the second largest clock/tower dome in the state of Kentucky! Not only was the building completely renovated, but all the grounds have been renovated as well. New sidewalks, historic lampposts, landscaping and retaining walls have been installed. In addition, speakers were attached to each lamppost and have been connected to satellite radio piping in soft, acoustic music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week around the square and throughout downtown.
The courthouse is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a sight to behold and a wonderful addition to downtown Greenville. It is the heartbeat of the city and lends the city an unmistakable charm that is unique to Greenville alone. It is at the center of county and city events and offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop found only in Muhlenberg County.
The courthouse is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and houses a number of county services including the Judge Executive, Sherriff’s Department, County Clerk, Election Office, PVA Office, Deeds & Records, etc… The building and grounds are open to the public, so feel free stop by during business hours and enjoy a piece of restored history that just so happens to still be with us today!