Greene County

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Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hamblen County and Hawkins County

E – Washington County and  Unicoi County

S – Madison County, North Carolina

W – Cocke County and Hamblen County

 

Created:  April 18, 1783                         Map of Tennessee highlighting Greene County

County Seat: 

Greeneville  1783 – present

 

County Courthouse – Greeneville  

 

Location:  101 South Main Street / Depot Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Thomas S Brown

Contractor:  N H Franklin

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story yellow colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Greeneville. The west front has a porch with three white colored columns and pediment above at the roof line. The entrance is recessed. On the north side is another porch with columns. There is stone trim along the corners.

 

History:  The first court met at the home of Robert Carr in 1781. The first courthouse was a log structure erected in 1785. The second courthouse was stone structure built in 1805. The third courthouse was a stone and iron structure built in 1822 to 1823. An addition was added in 1870. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1915 to 1916.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Greeneville

 

 

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Photos taken 2012