McLean County Courthouse

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The McLean County Courthouse (1908) is located in Calhoun.

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The 103rd Ky county in order of formation, it came from parts of Daviess, Muhlenberg & Ohio Cos. The county was formed 28 Jan 1854 and named for Alney McLean who was a veteran of the War of 1812 and a state representative. In 1784, Solomon and Henry Rhoads built a fort at Rhoadsville, the town which became known as Fort Vienna and then Calhoun – named for circuit judge and Congressman, John Calhoun. It was the boyhood home of Senator John Rowan builder of the house of ” My Old Kentucky Home” fame. The County Clerk has birth & death records from 1911 to 1949; marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records, also deeds from 1854. Genealogy Researchers please note there was a courthouse fire in 1908, however most records were saved in a fire proof safe.
( Information from Sandi Gorin )

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