Chester County

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Chester County is named for Robert I Chester, who was a state legislator for the State of Tennessee.


Created:  March 1, 1897

County Seat: 

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



N – Madison County and Henderson County

E – Henderson County, Hardin County and McNairy County

S – McNairy County

W – Hardeman County and Madison County





County Courthouse
















Photos taken 2012