COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1892
COUNTY NAMED FOR: George Cottle, who died at the Alamo.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: R. Potts, an early settler in the region, moved there from Paducah, Kentucky, in the mid-1800s and offered later arrivals free land in return for voting to name the new settlement Paducah and to make it the county seat.
Two - 1893, 1930
STANDING: One - 1930 Moderne courthouse built of brick.