Fentress County

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Fentress County is named for James Fentress, who was a State of Tennessee legislator.

 

Created:  November 28, 1823

County Seat: 

Jamestown  1823 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jamestown  

 

Location:  101 South Main Street / Central Avenue

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Walter Chamberlain and Company of Knoxville

Contractor:  W R Harper

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored Crab Orchard stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a central projecting section with entrance on the first story. Wings extend north and south. On the roof is a large square white colored cupola with clock and dome. The roof is hipped and flat along the wings. The wings were added on either side in 1974. The architect was Clemmons & Gingles and the contractor was Blair & Blair. A jail was built on the back in 1979.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a brick structure in Jamestown built by John Albertson and other in 1828. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1860 and burned in 1905.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pickett County

E – Scott County and Morgan County

S – Cumberland County and Putnam County

W – Overton County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes

Photos taken 2014 and 2018