This building was completed 1869 with a new addition completed 1955. Christian County, Ky. Named for Colonel William Christian, pioneer settler of Kentucky, a farmer, soldier and statesman. He was brother-in-law of Patrick Henry. Served as company commander under Braddock. Member of general State Convention of Virginia. 1775-6. He was killed in an Indian skirmish April, 1786. Christian County was established Dec. 13, 1796 and Hopkinsville, 544 feet above sea level, was incorporated in 1804.