Hickman County

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Hickman County is named for Paschal Hickman, who was a military captain killed at the Battle of River Raisin.

 

Created:  December 19, 1821

County Seat: 

Columbus  1821 – 1831

Clinton       1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clinton 

 

Location:  109 South Washington Street / East Jackson Street

Built:  1884 – 1885

Style:  High Victorian

Architect:  H P McDonald & Brothers of Louisville

Contractor:  W L Landrum & T J Landrum of Mayfield

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on sloping landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a projecting central section with portico supported by two columns on the first story level. The upper windows are arched. On the roof center is a square white cupola with sharp pointed roof. The building was remodeled in 1917 to 1918. The cupola was restored in 2001.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Columbus in 1823.  The second courthouse was built in Clinton in 1832 under the supervision of Owen Glatz, Stephen Ray, H L Edrington, Thomas L Owsley and William Jordan. The. cost of construction of the present courthouse was $20,845 and during construction, the superintendent was John A Scott.

 

See:  The architect H P McDonald and Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Hickman County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Carlisle County

E – Graves County

S – Fulton County and Obion County, Tennessee

W – Mississippi County, Missouri

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018