Hickory County named for “Old Hickory”, the plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Benton County
S – Polk County
W – St. Clair County
Created: February 14, 1845
Hermitage 1845 – present
County Courthouse – Hermitage
Location: SW – Jackson Street / West Dallas Street
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on the spacious landscaped grounds of the Public Square in the center of Hermitage. The south front has a central entrance with a gable at the roof line. The building has a hip roof with an open wood belfry at the front of the building. The courtroom is located on the second story. On the northwest side is the old stone County Jail.
History: The county was created in 1845 and Hermitage was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a frame structure built in 1847 and was destroyed by fire in 1852. The county used rented premises until the second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1860. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on January 8, 1881. The county used rented premises until the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1896 at a cost of $5,350.
County Courthouse - Hermitage
Old County Jail – Hermitage
Photos taken 2009