Allen County

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Allen County is named for John Allen, who was a soldier in the War of 1812, and who lived from 1771 to 1813.

 

Created:  January 11, 1815

County Seat: 

Scottsville  1815 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Scottsville 

 

Location:  201 West Main Street / Cemetery Street

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Morton-Carter Associates

Contractor:  W E Cook

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story sand colored brick, steel and glass structure. The south front has red panels above the doorway and red panels between the vertical windows. Along the east side, the building extends out from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building also houses the Scottsville City Hall.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by Robert Manley in 1903.

 

County Courthouse – Scottsville 

 

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Location:  SW – West Main Street / Cemetery Street

Built:  2010 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sherman Carter Barnhart of Lexington

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a large portico with six columns. The east and west corner sections project from the main building. The roof is pitched and on the center is a cupola with clock and dome at the top.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Warren County and Barren County

E – Barren County and Monroe County

S – Macon County, Tennessee and Sumner County, Tennessee

W – Simpson County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2014