Mitchell County

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Mitchell

Mitchell County is named for Elisha Mitchell, who was a professor at the University of North Carolina and who measured the height of Mount Mitchell.

 

Created:  February 16, 1861

County Seat: 

Calhoun      1861 – 1866

Bakersville  1866 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bakersville

 

Location:  328 Longview Drive / Highway 261

Built:  1998 – 2000

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  Besson, Lusk & Street Inc. of Johnson City, Tennessee

Contractor:  Crossley Construction

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the southwest of the center of the city. The southeast front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a semi-circular balcony on the second story. On the center of the roof is a high white colored cupola.

 

Old County Courthouse – Bakersville

 

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Location:  NE – North Mitchell Avenue / Crimson Laurel Way

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  H L Lewman of Louisville, Kentucky

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southeast front has a central entrance with small wrought iron balcony above on the second story. At the roof line is a wide pediment. The corners of the building are hexagonal. On the center of the roof is a square tiered cupola.

 

See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Unicoi County, Tennessee and Carter County, Tennessee

E – Avery County 

S – McDowell County

W – Yancey County 

 

 

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County Courthouse
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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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View over city from County Courthouse

Photos taken 2012 and 2014