Muhlenberg County Courthouse
100 South Main Street
Greenville, KY 42345
Welcome to the Muhlenberg County Courthouse, the crown jewel of downtown Greenville! Built in 1798, the current courthouse is the fourth since the county’s inception in 1798. Designed by the 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! It is also a very elaborate example of the classical Beaux-Arts style, fronted by a two-story, Corinthian order portico. The courthouse first underwent major renovations in 1975. 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!
New sidewalks, historic lampposts, landscaping and retaining walls have been installed. In addition, speakers pipe soft, acoustic around the square and throughout downtown.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it 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 Muhlenberg County 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!