Welcome to the Anderson County Clerk’s Office Website. We hope that this site will help you become more familiar with our office as well as answer commonly asked questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We continue to work on ways such as this website to better serve each citizen. We believe it is our responsibility to serve the residents of Anderson County to the best of our ability while following the laws and regulations set forth by the State and Local Governments. We are committed to preserving all of your records so that they can be viewed and obtained for many years to come. Please feel free to call, e-mail, or come to our office with any questions that you may have.
Our office is located in the Court House in Lawrenceburg at the corner of Main and Court Streets.
Anderson County Court House
Anderson County, named after United States Congressman Richard Clough Anderson, was formed from parts of Franklin, Mercer and Washington Counties in 1817. Lawrenceburg (our county seat), named after Captain James Lawrence, commander of the US Naval Ship the Chesapeake, was established in 1820.
The Construction of the first Courthouse began in 1828, completed on July 12, 1830, was built by Robert Logan at the cost of $3000.00, and was constructed of brick. The Courthouse burned the night of October 26, 1859. A new Courthouse was completed on January 3, 1861 by John Haly of Frankfort for $14,000.00. This new Courthouse was constructed from Kentucky River Stone. It was remodeled in 1905 by C.E. Bond with some minor changes being made. The building was again destroyed by fire on April 13, 1915. This, the third and existing Courthouse, was built by A.J. Stair of Knoxville Tennessee for $39,146.00 using the stone walls that were left standing after the fire.
The movie the Flim-Flam Man was filmed in Lawrenceburg in 1967 using the Courthouse in many scenes. Such stars as Harry Morgan and George C. Scott were actors in this film.