Hancock County is named for John Hancock, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who lived from 1737 to 1793.
Created: January 7, 1844
Sneedville 1844 – present
County Courthouse – Sneedville
Location: 1237 Main Street / Court Street
Built: 1930 – 1931
Architect: Allen N Dryden
Contractor: Emory Construction Company
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southeast front has a large porch with four columns rising to a header at the roof line. The entrance is framed with stone and with a small pediment above. A horizontal cornice runs below the roof line. The roof line is flat. Renovations were done in 2006. The architect was Vaughan and Melton and the contractor was Tri-Angle Contractors, Inc.
E – Hawkins County
W – Claiborne County
Photos taken 2012