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 the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Greeneville. The west front has a porch on the second and third stories with three white colored Ionic columns and pediment above at the roof line. The entrance is recessed. On the north side is a smaller porch with two Ionic columns. There is stone trim along the corners. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County Chancery Court, County Criminal Court, County General Sessions Court and County Juvenile Court of the 3rd Judicial District. On the east side is the Old County Jail connected with a breezeway and the County Detention Center.


See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Hamblen County, Hancock County and Hawkins County.


History:  The county was created in 1783 and Greenville was selected as the county seat. The first court met at the home of Robert Carr in 1783. The first courthouse was a log structure erected in 1785. The second courthouse was stone structure built in 1805. The third courthouse was built in 1822 to 1823. An addition was added in 1870. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1915 to 1916 at a cost of $40,000.




County Courthouse – Greeneville



















Photos taken 2012