Chester County is named for Robert I Chester, who was a state legislator for the State of Tennessee.
Created: March 1, 1897
Henderson 1897 – present
County Courthouse – Henderson
Location: 133 East Main Street / Crook Avenue
Built: 1913 – 1914
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: H T McGee
Contractor: O’Dare & Roberts
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city.The south front has a large portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a balcony on the second story above the main entrance. On the center of the roof is a square wood cupola with red colored dome. The roof is hipped. An addition was built on the northwest side in 1955.
Note: The previous courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1913. The present courthouse was featured in the movie “Walking Tall”, based on the life of McNairy County Sheriff Buford Pusser.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Chester County Courthouse
S – McNairy County
Photos taken 2012