Grundy County

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Grundy County is named for Felix Grundy, who was a United States Attorney General and a United States Senator from Tennessee.

 

Created:  January 29, 1841

County Seat:

Trenton  1841 – present

 

County Courthouse – Trenton  

 

Location:  700 Main Street / East 7th Street

Built:  1903 – 1905

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  George A Berlinghoff of Beatrice, Nebraska

Contractor:  John H Sparks

 

Description: The building faces northwest and is a three story cream colored Bedford stone structure. The building is 79 feet by 84 feet and has alternating courses of rough and smooth stones. The west front has a large arch at the first story entrance and rises to a peak above the roof line. There is a square stone tower on each corner with peaked roof. On the center of the roof rises a large square stone tower with peaked roof. On the north side of the courthouse is the old jail.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by William Collier, Larkin Richardson and Joseph Thompson of Howard County under the supervision of Andrew J Walker in 1842 to 1844 at a cost of $6,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $60,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mercer County

E – Sullivan County and Linn County

S – Livingston County

W – Daviess County and Harrison County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009