Blount County is named for William Blount, who was the governor of the Southwest Territory and a United States Senator.
Created: July 11, 1795
Maryville 1795 – present
County Courthouse – Maryville
Location: 345 Court Street / Ellis Avenue
Built: 1906 – 1907
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Baumann Brothers of Knoxville
Contractor: Brimer and England
Description: The building faces north and is a two story yellow colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a large portico with four columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with red colored roof. The former courtroom is located on the north side of the second story. The building was restored in 1978. The architect was Lindsay and Maple Architects, Inc. and the contractor was Joseph Construction Company. In 1975 a large four story addition was added on the south and east sides. The addition contains the Juvenile Court and county offices. The architect was Lindsay and Maple Architects, Inc. and Magon – McMurray Company.
Note: The first court met at the home of Abraham Weir near Maryville. The first courthouse was a log structure built in 1796 and the second courthouse was also a log structure built in 1800. The third courthouse was a brick structure built in 1842 and which burned in 1859. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1882 at a cost of $12,779 and burned in 1906.
County Justice Center – Maryville
Location: 926 East Lamar Alexander Parkway / Hillside
Built: 1998 – 1999
Architect: Barger, Waggoner, Sumner, Cannon Inc. of Knoxville
Contractor: Miller Building Corporation of Wilmington, North Carolina
Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the east of the courthouse. The east side has a central entrance with canopy. The first story extends north with a recessed second and third story. The roof line is flat. The courtrooms are on the third story.
See: The architect, Barger, Waggoner, Sumner, Cannon Inc. of Knoxville, designed courthouses in Knox County.
N – Knox County
E – Sevier County
S – Swain County, North Carolina
County Justice Center
Photos taken 2012 and 2018