Blount County

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Blount County is named for William Blount, who was the governor of the Southwest Territory and a United States Senator.

 

Created:  July 11, 1795

County Seat: 

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.

 

See:  The architect, Baumann Brothers of Knoxville, designed courthouses in Monroe County and Washington County.

 

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  

 

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Location:  926 East Lamar Alexander Parkway / Hillside

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Knox County

E – Sevier County

S – Swain County, North Carolina

W – Monroe County and Loudon County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Former Courtroom

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018