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Simpson County Courthouse, Built 1882

Franklin, Kentucky


 
 

Simpson County was formed in 1819. The county was named in honor of Captain John Simpson an early Indian fighter who fought at the Battle of Fallen Timber in the Northwest Indian War. He was one of many Kentucky victims at the Battle of River Raisin during the War of 1812. The courthouse, built in 1882, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Kentucky. Locals refer to the area surrounding the courthouse as "Franklin Square."