Cocke County

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Cocke

Cocke County is named for William Cocke, who was one of Tennessee’s first United Statwes Senators.

 

Created:  October 9, 1797

County Seat: 

Newport  1797 – present

 

County Courthouse – Newport  

 

Location:  111 Court Avenue / Main Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Manley and Young of Knoxville

Contractor:  H C Fonde & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The central entrances on the south and north sides are framed with stone. The south front has five large arched windows on the second story. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by J F Bauman and constructed by C J Randolph in 1886. The building was destroyed by fire in 1930.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hamblen County and Greene County

E – Greene County and Madison County, North Carolina

S – Haywood County, North Carolina

W – Sevier County and Jefferson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2010\