Jackson County

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Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the 7th President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

 

Created:  January 29, 1851

County Seat: 

Webster  1851 – 1913

Sylva       1913 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Sylva

 

Location:  310 Keener Street / Ridgeway Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Rich S Smith & Albert H Carrier of Asheville

Contractor:  C J Harris

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on a hill overlooking the downtown. The east front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The second story has a balcony. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with clock and statue of Justice at the top. The building is now the public library.

 

 County Justice Center – Sylva

 

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Location:  401 Grindstaff Cove Road / Jackson Plaza Road

Built:  1994 – 1995

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Foy, Lee, Moody & Associates

Contractor:  L P Cox Construction of Sanford Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story buff-brown colored brick and concrete structure. A narrow horizontal white band runs along the top of the first story. On the northeast and southeast are entrances flanked by stone pillars. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Swain County and Haywood County

E – Haywood County and Transylvania County

S – Oconee County, South Carolina and Raubun County, Georgia

W – Macon County and Swain County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012