Hamblen County is named for Hezekiah Hamblen, who was an early settler in the area.
Created: June 8, 1870
Morristown 1870 – present
County Courthouse – Morristown
Location: 511 West 2nd Street North / Jackson Street
Built: 1871 – 1874
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Alexander C Bruce of Knoxville
Contractor: George W Folsom and John Lyle
Description: The building faces southeast and is a three story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southeast front has a two story wood porch with balcony on the second and third stories. The center section projects from the main building and rises to a pediment at the roof line. Behind is a tiered section with high arched windows on the third story. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with clock at the top. The building was remodeled in 1950 and the interior renovated in 1968 to 1969. The architect was Price-Debton Associates and the contractor was Catron Construction Company. The 2000, an addition was built on the southwest side. The architect was Joseph A Previtera and Hutchins Associates and the contractor was Wild Building Contractors Inc.
Note: The architect Alexander.C Bruce submitted three plans (option 1: $10,000; option 2: $15,000; and option 3: $18,000). The third option was chosen. The builders, George Folsom and John Lyle, ended up building the courthouse for $21,750.
See: The architect, Alexander C Bruce of Knoxville, designed the courthouse in Loudon County.
S – Jefferson County
W – Grainger County
Photos taken 2012