Hamblen County

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Hamblen

Hamblen County is named for Hezekiah Hamblen, who was an early settler in the area.

 

Created:  June 8, 1870

County Seat: 

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grainger County and Hawkins County

E – Greene County and Cocke County

S – Jefferson County

W – Grainger County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012