Carroll County

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Carroll

Carroll County is named for William Carroll, who was a Governor of Tennessee and who lived from 1781 to 1841.

 

Created:  November 7, 1821

County Seat: 

Huntingdon  1821 – present

 

County Courthouse – Huntingdon 

 

Location:  99 Court Square / Main Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Hart, Freeland & Roberts

Contractor:  Chambers & Hightower

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Court Square in the center of the city. The southwest side has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a pediment. The center section of the building rises higher than the east and west wings. The courtroom is located on the west side of the second story. The building was renovated in 1981. The architect was Architectural Resources Group and the contractor was Barger Construction Company. The building was further renovated in 2005. The architect was TML Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Lashlee-Rich, Inc.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a log cabin built in 1822. The second courthouse was a frame structure built in 1824 and the third courthouse was a brick structure built in 1830. The fourth courthouse was also a brick structure built in 1844 by Joel R Smith and Thomas Banksat a cost of $12,000. The courthouse was enlarged in 1897 and was destroyed by fire in 1931.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Weakley County and Henry County

E – Benton County and Decatur County

S – Henderson County and Madison County

W – Gibson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2018