Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
Created: April 2, 1799
Fayette 1799 – present
County Courthouse – Fayette
Location: 307 South Main Street / Poindexter Street
Built: 1993 – 1994
Architect: Godfrey, Bassett, Kuykendall & Campbell Architects, Ltd.
Contractor: Galler Construction Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a brick one story porch with arched entrance. The main part of the building rises to a peak with sloped roof. The corners have stone trim. On the south side is a one story wing.
Note: The former Victorian courthouse was designed by Andrew J Bryan & Company and constructed by Capitol City Building Company in 1902. The building burned and was replaced in 1993. The building had a tower and turrets. The frontal pediment and the stone and brick entrance were all that could be salvaged,
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Photos taken 2011